This spring, the Junior League of Charlottesville awarded two community grants totaling $7,500 to organizations in the Charlottesville community.
The first grant of $4,000 was awarded to Girls on the Run of Central Virginia to support the project: Girls on the Run in Charlottesville Schools Fall 2019. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Over the course of the program girls will develop and improve competence, feel confident in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. The grants funds will be used to support scholarship participants in multiple elementary schools, including Clark, Johnson Elementary, and Jackson-Via.
The second grant of $3,500 was awarded to Sin Barreras/Without Barriers Inc. to support the Sin Barreras-LADYS Program Mentoring Initiative. The project will support the LADYS (Leadership, Advancement, and Development of our Young Sisters), a dynamic group which mentors young (ages 14-18) Latina women preparing these young ladies for increasingly productive and fulfilling roles in society. The project will fund the operational expenses for the training seminars for up to 20 women, the programming expenses for 14 educational workshops for up to 20 women, two enrichment day-trips to Washington, D.C. for up to 20 young women and a joint one-day apprenticeship program with adult volunteer mentors.
JLC is very pleased to support two projects that align closely to our focus: empowering women through mentorship.