Math, Engineering, and Science are taken to a new level of fun as we work to engage and equip parents with ways to continue activities through hands-on projects to do in their homes. Each school year, over 50 families of kids K-5 attend monthly events (8 family nights and 4 conferences). Additionally, two large-scale events in partnership with GEMS/GISE reach 400-500 families and deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to engage parents and students. Dive-in to see how the JLM is reaching our community through this important program.
Between the Lines has been a community project for the Junior League of Minneapolis since 2008. This program aims to strengthen the bonds between children and their caregivers when they face lengthy separation because of incarceration or military deployments.
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.