Community Projects

One-on-one college and career Q&A

One-on-one college and career Q&A

Girls empowerment movement

The Girls Empowerment Movement is a mentorship program for Bell County high school girls. Throughout their senior year, GEM participants attend a series of events and classes to prepare them for life after high school. Topics include college and career choices, personal finance, and health and nutrition.  The program culminates with Project Prom, a special experience providing prom dresses, graduation dresses, and accessories for the events celebrating this important life stage. 

project smile

Standing for Sharing Moments in Laughter and Encouragement, Project SMILE has broad reaching impact and allows JLBC members to promote children's health and well-being in a variety of settings.  Members lift spirits by hosting bingo nights at Baylor S&W McLane Children's hospital with a live feed into patients rooms as well as craft night for patients who are able to come to the multipurpose room.  This project also allows JLBC to participate in the AJLI initiative Kids in the Kitchen and demonstrate that yummy and healthy can go together!

Healthy eating booth at the Safe Kids Bike Rodeo

Healthy eating booth at the Safe Kids Bike Rodeo

Bird's eye view of Touch A Truck from helicopter ride

Bird's eye view of Touch A Truck from helicopter ride

Touch A Truck

Attendees explore all kinds of transportation from helicopters to bulldozers to garbage trucks!  Kids young and old can climb on, touch, and tour the trucks while asking questions to the men and women who drive the vehicles every day.  All aboard!

 

Texas Food Fight

Junior Leagues across Texas and Oklahoma complete to raise the most food for their local food bank through a Food Bank Challenge.  The annual “Texas Food Fight” only has winners, as all food raised benefits the local communities.  Look out for our next battle in March!

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