September 2, 2008

Junior League Gives $15,000 To Agencies

The Junior League of Lancaster distributed $15,000 to six agencies through its Community Opportunities Fund.

The Council of Drug and Alcohol Abuse received $5,000 for "Who Says We Can't," part of the Alternative Community Intervention program that uses volunteers and collaboration with organizations to reduce risk factors among high-risk youth, ages 10 to 18, and their families.

Crispus Attucks Community Center received $5,000 for "Science for a Healthy Life," a full-day summer science camp for urban youth at risk for delinquency and low achievement. It includes life skills and community service projects for students in first through fifth grades. Funding will be used toward stipends for camp counselors, who are neighborhood teenagers.

Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania received $1,100 for the Young Women's Futures Symposium for high school students who are in the academic middle of their class.The annual full-day symposium is attended by 350 to 400 young women who interact with professional women. The funds will sponsor 10 students.

Lancaster Recreation Commission received $1,300 for the Conservation and Recycling for the Environment program. Through CARE, children at 12 elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster will learn about recycling and conservation.

The Lititz Public Library received $1,300 for Science Story Time for Preschoolers, which aims to create excitement about science and help children get ready for kindergarten. The funds will help provide materials and training for volunteer storytellers and librarians.

Project Forward Leap received $1,300 to provide services to at- risk, seventh-grade Lancaster students in summer academic programs at Millersville University and Swarthmore College.

Junior League is accepting applications for its new-member training class to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, with additional sessions in October, November and December. Application deadline is Sept. 19. If you would like someone to contact you, call 392-2415 or e-mail [email protected] For more information, visit

(c) 2008 Intelligencer Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.