By age 4, Kindergarten children of affluence have heard over 45 million words, while children born into poverty have heard only 13 million. This is a 32 million word deficit, a 32 million word socioeconomic gap that limits children and learning behaviors before Kindergarten even starts due to circumstances out of their control. This gap, however, is not permanent, and these deficits can be made up.
LeagueAires – Sharing the Joy of Music Serving the community and sponsored by the JLM for 50 years… and counting
The Junior League of Minneapolis welcomes new and transfer members at the beginning of every League year. Membership creates and provides exciting and meaningful opportunities for these Provisional members throughout the year to allow them a placement on a committee that suits their interests.
The Katharine Phelps Lifetime Achievement Award stems from a founding member of the Junior League of Minneapolis and its first president, Katharine Phelps. Learn more about Katharine Phelps and the JLM Lifetime Achievement Award named in her honor.
Backpack Buddies has been a community project for the Junior League of Minneapolis since 2008. This program provides students from food-insecure families with a take-home backpack filled with nutritious food for use over the weekend during the school year.