Junior League women make things happen in their communities. Junior League members form partnerships, develop programs and raise funds for community initiatives. Members share a commitment to voluntarism and building a better community. They are not only volunteers or volunteers who want to improve communities — Junior League women have training and skills to make it happen!
Mary Harriman convened the very first Junior League in 1901 in New York City. Junior League’s emphasis has always been on learning from that point forward. Junior League members gain extensive training in the following areas:
- leadership and organizational development
- community needs assessment
- strategic planning
These training areas allow Junior League members to learn to organize and coach volunteers, bring communities together and develop partnerships.
The Association of Junior Leagues International organizes regular conferences and meetings to create opportunities for networking, collaboration and shared learning. Junior League of Wichita includes women from the Wichita area who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective leadership of trained volunteers.