Junior League of Lee County awards grants to four local organizations

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Ceremony celebrates groups committed to serving girls and young women in Lee County

Courtesy of Junior
League of Lee County

Junior League of Lee County named four community partners as 2019-2020 grant recipients in a socially distant outdoor ceremony on Friday, Aug. 28. Recipients included Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and I Am My Brother’s Keeper

Lori Marine, coordinator, represented Girls on the Run Lee County. A grant of over $1,400 will support expansion of the program to area Title I schools.

Karlyn Edmonds, CEO, and Lindsay Hanner Cline, community engagement specialist, represented Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. A grant of more than $1,900 will be used to start the first Spanish speaking troop in the region in collaboration with Esperanza House.

Tenisha King, area director, accepted the grant on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. A grant of over $5,500 will support the organization’s Smart Girls Program. The Junior League of Lee County is a long-standing supporter of this program.

Trellis Smith, executive director, represented I Am My Brother’s Keeper. A grant of just over $1,000 will support the organization’s “Girls Changing the World” initiative, which offers job shadowing, preparation and counseling.

“Despite an unprecedented year, we are proud and honored to support four incredible local organizations that are committed to advancing girls and young women in Lee County,” said Danielle Allison, president of The Junior League of Lee County. “Each of these organizations has a unique purpose in their service to our community, and we are happy to have the opportunity to partner with them to support our shared missions.” 

Auburn Reprographics sponsored the event through donation of the large checks used for the ceremony.

Photos courtesy of the Junior League of Lee County

The Junior League of Lee County, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Lee County’s mission is to serve school age girls and young women in the local community by empowering them to build confidence and offering resources to help them overcome their challenges. Visit juniorleagueofleecounty.com for more information.

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