Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

      In the face of the continuous rise in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community in the United States, The Association of Junior Leagues International reaffirms our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which condemns discrimination, racism and racial injustice. As a leading women’s civic leadership organization, […]

March is Women’s History Month

Over the years, The Junior League has had a profound effect on what it means to live in modern society. The League experience cultivates women into thoughtful and seasoned leaders and teaches them how to take on the toughest problems of the day and work collaboratively with all involved to arrive at pragmatic and sustainable […]

March Dates in History

While on the Calendar this month is everyone’s favorite reason to wear green, there are some other remembrances and celebrations to take note of. Women’s History Month starts March 1 with the theme of “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced”. Some of you might notice that this is the same theme as […]

IN MEMORY OF FORMER LEAGUE MEMBER BETTY PRATHER HYDE

Betty was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida where she graduated from Fort Myers High School. She attended Florida State University and graduated in 1958 majoring in education. While in college (1956), Betty was crowned Queen of the Edison Light festivities. She also was an active member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Following college, […]

February Dates in History

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it has many holidays and celebrations. Below are some of the major holidays and celebrations related to Diversity and Inclusion to take note of: Starting February 1, National Freedom Day celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in 1865. The day reminds us […]

AJLI International Women’s Day Campaign

In honor of the countless women who achieved significant milestones in 2020, The Association of Junior Leagues International is launching a new social media campaign. Starting now and culminating on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2021), the series focuses on women who shattered the glass ceiling in 2020, are leaders who exemplify our organization’s values […]

A Statement from AJLI

A message from AJLI Recent events in the United States, as well as the continued threat of violence and intimidation to undermine our democratic process has required us to mobilize our collective voice. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our Membership, it is a cornerstone of our affiliation culture, but to not speak […]

January Dates in History

As we start in 2021, Poverty in America Awareness month reminds us of the challenges that 2020 brought to so many in America. With more than 40 million Americans living in poverty, the various manifestations of poverty are complex and often intertwined. Some manifestations that readily come to mind that play a common role in […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, dedicated to education, awareness, and prevention of human trafficking in the United States. The United Nations defines human trafficking using the Action-Means-Purpose (AMP) Model. Using this model, human trafficking occurs when a perpetrator, often referred to as a trafficker, takes any one of the enumerated Acts, and then […]

Congratulations to Keri Lefort for being featured in e Bella Magazine!

Congratulations to Kari Lefort, Director of Programs for Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. for being featured in the October edition of è Bella Magazine! Harry Chapin Food Bank is a current partner of the Junior League of Fort Myers, and this past January League members had the pleasure of work with Kari […]