The Junior League of Wichita Falls, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
2020 – 2021 Community Plan
|Community Plan Description||Membership Commitment||Budget|
|International Friendship||2 Co-Chairs
9 – 12 Committee Members
|Give Light Awards||2 Co-Chairs
2 – 4 Committee Members
|Opportunity Knocks/Community Assistance Fund||2 Co-Chairs
5 – 10 Committee Members
|Partners in Education||2 Co-Chairs
5 – 10 Committee Members
|$11,000 with $2,000 designated to the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank. Remaining split between PIE projects.|
4 – 6 Committee Members
|Research & Development||1 Chair||$150|
|Food Fight||1 Chair
2 – 6 Committee Members
1 – 4 Committee Members
|Total Project Commitment||$56,150|
|Members’ Volunteer Hours||$370,430|
|Total Committed to the Community||$432,430|
Definition of Terms and Projects:
International Friendship: Over 50 years of goodwill, understanding and cultural exchange exists between the Junior League and the German Air Force Squadron of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base.
Give Light Public Service Awards: The Give Light Awards is designed to encourage and honor outstanding voluntarism. Nominees are judged within four categories: adult, youth, and group and win cash prizes for the nonprofits they serve.
Opportunity Knocks: Volunteer time and funding assistance are provided in response to immediate, short-term needs in the community through established non-profit agencies. Volunteer time ranges from a few hours to a one-day project. Grants are given in amounts up to $2500 each.
Community Assistance Fund: Funding is provided in response to immediate needs in the community through established non-profit agencies. Grants are distributed each through Fall and Spring cycles.
Partners In Education: The League partners with the Wichita Falls Independent School District to enhance student learning through program and project development and implementation at two elementary schools, Zundy & Burgess. This volunteer and financial commitment also include a partnership with the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank’s PowerPak 4 Kids initiative, an ongoing effort to provide food to at-risk children on weekends and breaks when school meals are not available.
HEART (Helping Encourage and Reach Teens): The League partners with Barwise Middle School and hosts a one-on-one mentoring program for at-risk 7th and 8th-grade girls. These girls and their mentors discuss various topics such as social media etiquette, self-care, leadership skills, and so much more.
Research & Development: Innovative projects are researched and developed for plausible addition to the Community Plan. Projects must meet a need in both the community and the League.
Training: Training is a fundamental and integral component of the Junior League mission. Through job placements and project execution, the Junior League teaches skills and competencies to prepare its members to be effective community leaders. Leadership development and training is what sets the Junior League apart from other community service organizations. Training also reinforces a second component of the Junior League mission, improving the potential of women.