WHAT WE DO
Junior League of Wichita believes in building a better community. In 2011, we identified child abuse as a significant issue in our community that needed addressed and voted to work with the community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention, and intervention. We carry this out through a variety of different ways including advocating, educating, funding and volunteering.
For the last six years, our traveling puppet show has performed at elementary schools to teach students about child abuse and who to tell if abuse is occurring. Each year, we connect with thousands of students throughout Sedgwick County.
In 2013, Junior League of Wichita launched childabusewichita.org, a website targeting awareness, and providing information on community resources, and what to do if you suspect child abuse.
We sparked a crucial conversation in our community when Junior League members traded our purses in for blue trashbags. During the month of April, Trash Bag Handbag draws awareness for children placed in police protective custody who may have their belongings put in trash sacks while relocating. The campaign strives to be a tangible way we can uplift and empower children in crisis.
Partnering with the community is key to combating child abuse. Junior League of Wichita is a proud supporter and member of Wichita Coalition on Child Abuse Prevention. This year, we are excited to partner with the Wichita Children’s Home to help young moms to reach their full potential and break the cycle of systemic abuse related stress factors.
To help promote quality board service in Wichita, the Junior League of Wichita has developed a series of board development training and consulting opportunities, orchestrated by our team of experienced, talented, and dedicated BoardSource Consultants. Whether you just want to learn about one area of board leadership or would like to consult with someone about evaluating your board’s training needs, the League’s BoardSource Consultants are here to help. Click Here to learn more about the League’s nonprofit board training and consultation services.