Who We Are

For more than a century, The Junior League has prepared women to lead … to challenge the status quo for the vital purpose of enhancing the social, cultural and political fabric of our civil society.
 
Junior League leaders nationwide have been instrumental in building into our daily lives many of the privileges we all now take for granted, privileges that set the standard for the world around us: free school lunch, literacy programs, children’s theaters and museums, clean water, children’s nutrition, and greater awareness of the flaws that plague modern culture—human trafficking, juvenile justice, domestic violence and alcohol abuse to name a few.
 
AS A RESULT OF THIS WORK, WE HAVE AMASSED AN ARCHIVE OF IRREFUTABLE RESULTS AND MAINTAIN AN INDISPUTABLE REPUTATION AS THOUGHTFUL AND INFLUENTIAL CHANGE AGENTS FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD.
 
Today, The Junior League of Martin County (JLMC) is spearheading several initiatives that will increase our impact. 
 
Mission
The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
 
Our Members
The JLMC membership is composed of a diverse group of more than 100 women who annually give over 500 uncompensated hours of service to projects and community agencies. Active members range in age from 21 to 85, come from various backgrounds, and serve on numerous boards and coalitions throughout the community.
 
Focus
JLMC's strategic plan focuses on member and community engagement while maintaining organizational and fiscal stability and ensuring community recognition and support. The current community impact will be targeted towards literacy improvement in Martin County. Additionally, JLMC will continue to support the International Coastal Clean-Up and partner with the The Children's Museum, Martin County School District, United Way White Doves Holiday Project, Gertrude Walden Center, Hibiscus Children’s Center, and more. A combined dedication of over 300 volunteer hours to these organizations furthers the JLMC’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community.
 
Accomplishments
  • Major Contributor to the creation and promotion of the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
  • Development of an Annual Book drive to assist First Year Teachers in the Martin County Public Schools
  • Development of the I-Spy Exhibit at Florida Oceanographic
  • JLMC Endowment Fund at Indian River State College
 
MARY HARRIMAN. 
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. 
SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR. 
EUDORA WELTY. 
HELEN WILLS. 
MARGARET CHASE SMITH. 
FLORENCE BIRD. 

These are but a few of the myriad women of The Junior League who have helped solidify the movement’s legacy of meaningful reform through the development of our greatest natural resource—our members.