September is Literacy Month

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has been a staple in childhood literacy for over 50 years. RIF adjusted during the COVID-19 crisis and shifted their work into the world of remote learning. They have continuously met the needs of children and parents regardless of unprecedented times. Their portfolio of program opportunities offers a foundation of opportunity […]

She is…. A Women’s Conference

On October 23, 2021, the Junior League of Fort Myers will host “She Is….,” its first women’s conference focused on celebrating women who have persevered, triumphed, and navigated adversity in life. Four motivating speakers will share tools women can use to tackle their personal goals. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

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 […]