Originally founded as the Junior Service League (JSL) of Martin County, Inc.
in the spring of 1992, the founders had one goal in mind:
develop an ongoing program of education to train volunteers
and encourage leadership in community service.
Beth Conway, Kim Deulemeester, and Suzanne Karr were the driving force behind the establishment of the organization. These three women – along with 22 dedicated volunteers – became the charter members to address the needs of our community through volunteer service. They provided the foundation for the Junior League of Martin County (JLMC) as we know it today.
The JSL chose to focus its efforts on “Family Preservation” in its early years. One of our early projects included creating a Community Resource and Teen Guide. The JSL received a $10,000 grant from the Children’s Services Council of Martin County to support the publication of the Community Resource Guide.
Since coming together as the JSL and eventually the JLMC, members have helped improve our community by volunteering and financially supporting:
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Council On Aging
Department of Children & Families
ESE Program at Martin County High School
Florida Oceanographic Society
Gertrude Walden Child Care Center
Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families
Habitat for Humanity
Hibiscus Children’s Center
Hobe Sound Boys & Girls Club
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
House of Hope
Keep Martin Beautiful
Martin County Arts Council
Martin County Fire Rescue
Martin Health Systems
Moore Family Benefit
Mothers and Infants Striving for Success
PACE Center for Girls
Port Salerno Boys & Girls Club
Redeem The Shadows
Safe Space
Sailfest at Felix A. Williams
Stuart HRS
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
The Elliott Museum
Tykes & Teens
United Way White Dove Holiday Project
Volunteers In Medicine
JSL became the Junior League of Martin County in our 1999-2000 year, joining the Association of Junior Leagues International.