The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Service (8/11/05)

Leigh Ellen Brummerhoff
11 August 2005

JLA Continues to Offer Valuable Programs that Benefit Anne Arundel County

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – [AUG. 11, 2005] –  The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. will celebrate its 25th Anniversary during the 2005-2006 year. Founded in 1980, The Junior League of Annapolis is a volunteer organization for women interested in making an impact throughout Anne Arundel County.

To commemorate JLA’s 25 years of service, President Elect Carole Mendez has outlined some special goals for the upcoming year. She hopes to “provide greater community impact and development of [the league’s] members by doing more work in the community and giving members more opportunities to develop their volunteer and leadership skills.”  Also in honor of the Junior League of Annapolis’ 25th Anniversary, the League has challenged itself to complete 25 “Done in a Day” projects which will benefit the service area of Anne Arundel County.

The Junior League of Annapolis will continue to grow and expand many of its annual projects. JLA’s Book Bag project, which provides school supplies to needy children, is expanding to be a year round effort. JLA is also working with Anne Arundel Medical Center to further develop its signature project, TEAM (Teen Empowerment and Mentoring), to include programs focused on teen pregnancy prevention and building teen self-esteem. Other community organizations that have benefited from JLA’s commitment to service over the past 25 years include Sarah’s House, residents of Glen Allen Apartments, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, the Anne Arundel County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program which supports area foster children, and Brooklyn Park, Maryland City, Van Bokkelen and Park Elementary Schools.