The Junior League of Greenwich held its yearly Community Advisory Board breakfast welcoming the 20 members of the Advisory Board to McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center.
This board is composed of civic minded members from local community agencies who will serve as ambassadors within the community on behalf of the Junior League.
Members seated at the table were told about the Junior League’s impactful community programs from the Done in a Day projects to its girls’ self-esteem programs, and the Greenwich Pool in Byram Park project.
The Board members were thrilled to hear about the work the Junior League has performed in the community this past year. Of particular interest was the newest Junior League project for 5th grade boys set to begin in September 2018, Boys Achieving More (BAM!).
BAM! is a character building program for young boys and takes place in the outdoor environment of the Camp Seaton Scout Reservation in Greenwich during a full Saturday of open-air activities.
The 20 Community Advisory Board members were asked to share ideas with the Junior League concerning issues or challenges they felt needed to be addressed in the community. Challenges cited included senior activities, teen mental health, student enrichment over the summer months, opioid use, and vaping.
The theme around the table was ‘partnerships’ and how the partnerships the Junior League holds with so many organizations in town lead to strong and positive community impact. The
collaborative work of these partnerships are a driving force of the Junior League of Greenwich work. The Junior League is very proud to have a Community Advisory Board that is forward thinking and truly cares about the town where we all live.