Children’s health and wellness has been a key issue for Junior Leagues since our founding in 1901. Today, a critical element of our ongoing commitment is teaching kids and their parents about the importance of eating healthy foods and involving them in the fight against childhood obesity.
Since 1986, the Junior League of Spartanburg has been providing Spartanburg County school teachers with funding they need for classroom activities and programs. Teachers may apply for individual grants up to six hundred dollars ($600), or team grants up to one thousand dollars ($1,000). If the Total Project Cost exceeds the maximum amount that can be awarded, the applicant must indicate where they will seek additional funding.
Read and Dine Literacy Training’s purpose is to provide after school training for parents and children to help promote our initiative of literacy. In 2017-2018, the Junior League hosted 6 literacy training sessions in two different Spartanburg elementary schools (Hendrix Elementary and Chapman Elementary). At these training sessions, parents were trained on the different components of literacy including decoding and comprehension.