Celebrate Diversity Month
Honor diversity this month by taking time to learn more about the subject by participating in the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge.
For over a decade, YWCA and its community partners across the country have come together each year for Stand Against Racism. This year, the theme is Stand Against Racism: Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future. Voting rights and civic engagement are today, and have always been, core components of racial justice work. As civil rights are eroded for communities of color, YWCA looks forward to focusing this year’s campaign on supporting full access and engagement for women and girls of color in the political process.
If you are looking for additional resources, check out this Calendar of Observances from the Anti-Defamation League or this 88 Ways to Celebrate Appreciate Diversity Month from ProGroup.
Read more about The Junior League's journey towards becoming a truly diverse and inclusive organization
Financial Literacy Month
According to a study done by FINRA, Financial Literacy has been slowly decreasing over the years with 63% of people unable to correctly answer questions on basic topics such as interest rates, inflation or mortgages – leaving many Americans unequipped to make thoughtful decisions that impact their financial wellbeing.
Bedtime Math is setting children up early to be better “number crunchers” later in life by challenging them with a daily math problem at bedtime.
All is not lost for us adults either! Financial Gym is teaching anyone the basics to be financially fit and will be showcasing some of their tips and tricks on our Instagram account on April 12.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
During Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit preventchildabuse.org to learn what you can do to support kids across the country — and around the corner. Support #greatchildhoods #CAPMonth
Read about the work of the Junior League on our editorial platform: Who Wouldn't Want To Stop Child Abuse
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Learn more about how you can help raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate your communitiy on how to prevent it, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and NoMore.org #SAAM
Find out what Junior Leagues are doing regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking and delve into these topic sfurther on our editorial platform "19/01":
In Birmingham, Raising Funds And Community Awareness
Facing Danger On The Front And In The Barracks
What’s The Value Of ‘Volunteer Experience’?
Sustainable Assets: Jan Langbein
What If They Renamed “Domestic Violence?”
JL Interview Exclusive: Holly Dunn Pendleton
World Health Day: April 7, 2018
On World Health Day, the World Health Organization shines a spotlight on the need for all people to be able to obtain essential health services #HealthForAll #WorldHealthDay
True to our mission, the women of the Junior League have a consistent track record of tackling issues that mainstream society wanted to ignore. Read about our work in AIDS, Childhood immunization; Childhood obesity; Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Hunger and Poverty.
Earth Day: April 22, 2018
Stop by Earth Day Network and get information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics. Then learn more about the Junior League's trail-blazing legacy in environmental advocacy. #EarthDay2018