Children’s Initiatives

Closing the inequality gap, one child at a time …

Volunteers of the Children’s Initiative Committee strive to provide academic enrichment opportunities and to improve the overall health and wellness of the children at our partner preschools.  Through our Building Healthy Kids Program, our volunteers develop and implement monthly events that are focused on various aspects of childhood wellness including, but not limited to, “Building Healthy Hearts”, “Building Healthy Minds”, “Building Healthy Teeth” and “Building  Healthy Feet”.  In addition to our monthly curriculum, the JLGP sponsors class trips and provides students with take-home literacy kits, creating lasting smiles for these at-risk children.

As part of this program, for the past four consecutive years, the JLGP has served as an official partner of the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program.  Our League was awarded 100 merchandise certificates which allowed each child to choose new, properly fitted shoes.

In addition to our Building Healthy Kids Program, the JLGP maintains a long-standing commitment to support programs designed to bring hands-on science to classrooms and teachers.  We have hosted science fairs at our partner preschools, and have organized and sponsored numerous Teacher Launch Seminars (TLS).   TLS is a workshop that offers preschool and early elementary school teachers creative new ways to bring science into their classrooms.