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Community Impact

FOCUSED, ISSUE-BASED IMPACT

Our Community Impact projects fall into two focus areas…

1

Women’s and children’s health and wellness

2

Human trafficking awareness and prevention

The Junior League of Pensacola (JULEP) consistently donates over 300 volunteer hours to community programs that support women and children in addition to donation drives and other support. For more than a 60 years, JULEP has diligently worked to empower at-risk families—especially women and girls—through hands-on mentoring, advocacy and education.

JULEP’s commitment to training provides its volunteers with invaluable learning opportunities, ranging from leadership and organizational development training to community program instruction and nonprofit fundraising skills.

Through this unique experience, members learn how to not only manage and train volunteers, but also how to collaborate with community agencies to maximize a volunteer’s impact and thus aid a greater number of disadvantaged women and children.

Further, Junior League of Pensacola members use this training to go on to serve on the boards of nonprofit agencies and commissions, advocate on issues of public policy and organize model community programs that address need areas to build better communities. Our members serve their community not only within the League, but also in leadership with local organizations including Leadership Pensacola, Impact100 Pensacola Bay Area, Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter, United Way of Northwest Florida, Pensacola Young Professionals, Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Opera, and more.

2019-2020 Community Impact Committee

Ann Novakowski, Chair
Jessica Haupt, CoChair
Maria Martin, Kids in the Kitchen Chair
Catrena Fieg
Sarah Gatewood
Josette “Jo” Gossen
Erin Luttrell
Jordan MacPherson
Libby Payne
Indrea Warren
Maggie White

Relevant projects and activities

Kids in the Kitchen and Junior Iron Chef

Healthy Halloween

Bike-Powered Smoothie Bar

Breakfast with Santa

Community statistics

Reduce rate of childhood food insecurity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (the percentage of children under 18 that do not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life) [source]

Increase amount of physical activity reported by middle and high school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source] [source]

Reduce the rate of childhood obesity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source]

Reduce the number of children and women experiencing abuse and sexual violence in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. [source] [source]

Improve quality of life for children in foster care [source]

Measurements of success

Grow the number of members trained in child abuse prevention and awareness to 100 certifications in 2020

Grow the reach (and/or attendance) of our impact at our community events by at least 5% yearly

Maintain high feedback scores from participants at our community impact events, with a commitment to making positive changes based on that feedback in our future planning

Grow the number of signatures on the Fruit & Veg Pledge by at least 5% yearly

Measure and prove statistically significant positive change in pre- and post- health knowledge test results for participants in the Kids in the Kitchen program

Collect and maintain high feedback scores from the parents of our Kids in the Kitchen participants, especially the rate of noticeable positive changes in health-promoting behaviors

Collaborate effectively with community organizations on mission-aligned, issue-based impact projects and events where our volunteer support provides high value

Relevant projects and activities

Spark Board (specifically high-school aged young women)

Women’s Health Symposium

Done in a Day

…and, of course, membership in the Junior League!

Community statistics

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION: There are several local statistics that demand a marked effort and improvement. The focus for Junior League of Pensacola regarding a specific issue or issue areas for this topic is currently being workshopped and developed. Below are just a few of those statistics that future projects may hope to address.

Reduce rate of food insecurity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (the percentage of people that do not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life) [source]

Increase amount of physical activity reported by middle and high school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source] [source]

Reduce the rate of obesity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source]

Reduce the number of children and women experiencing abuse and sexual violence in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. [source] [source]

Reduce the number of women (especially mothers) who lack adequate mental health support. [source]

Reduce the rate of eating disorders in women and teens. [source] [source]

Measurements of success

Grow the attendance of our impact at our community events

Maintain high feedback scores from women participants, with a commitment to making positive changes based on that feedback in our future planning

Grow the number of completed applications to Spark Board yearly

Establish and measure results of Spark Board participants in its inaugural year, with a focus on identifying positive impact in  areas such as self-esteem, leadership skills, self-efficacy, and sustaining health-promoting and self-care behavioral changes

Collect and maintain high satisfaction scores from volunteers, especially in regards to achieving our impact outcomes and providing leadership and personal growth opportunities

Relevant projects and activities

SPAC advocacy and participation

Safe Kids Zone certification

Community statistics we want to impact

Reduce rate of childhood food insecurity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (the percentage of children under 18 that do not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life) [source]

Increase amount of physical activity reported by middle and high school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source] [source]

Reduce the rate of childhood obesity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties [source]

Reduce the number of children and women experiencing abuse and sexual violence in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. [source] [source]

Measurements of success

Grow the number of members trained in child abuse prevention and awareness to 100 certifications in 2020

Maintain annual, active participation in the State Public Affairs Committee

Invite local leaders and advocates focused on human trafficking to be featured speakers at general membership meetings

Current community projects
Smoothie Bar
Healthy Halloween Party!
Fund the women dedicated to improving our community through hands-on involvement