Junior League seeks teen volunteers

The Junior League of Greenwich is providing training for teen volunteers to participate in Positively More! Positively More is a self-esteem workshop for Greenwich girls ages 11-12-years-old. The workshops will be held November through April at the Junior League House in Greenwich. Each workshop will be run by professionals in the community in the area of social services, counseling and youth programming. The teen volunteers will be active with the 1 and 12 year olds, be hands on at all times. The training for these workshops will be Oct. 14, from 6-7 p.m., at the Junior League house.

The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) seeks community grant applicants

Each year the Junior League of Greenwich designates $5,000 of its funds to be awarded to community organizations through its Community Grant Award. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives or expand programs and services relating to significant community needs, not subsidize existing programs.

Junior League of Greenwich President Elect Sue Rogers explains, “We loo to identify local groups on an annual basis that are making a difference in our community through initiatives and high impact programs.” Past recipient includes Greenwich Library, YWCA of Greenwich and YMCA of Greenwich.

Applications are due Dec. 4, 2015. The requests will be reviewed/approved by the Junior League of Greenwich Board of Directors and the Junior League membership and presented in the Spring 2016. The grant application may be found on the Junior League of Greenwich website: www.jlgreenwich.org.

Last year’s recipient was the Safe Rides Program, an initiative designed to save the lives of teens that may be in a vulnerable position by need of a safe form of transportation home. It is run by a partnership between the Greenwich Youth Services Coordinator and the First Selectman’s Youth Commission, with support from the Greenwich Police Department.

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