Since 1926, when the Junior League of Lynchburg (JLL) was founded, we have harnessed the power of women volunteering in Central Virginia to create a more vibrant, caring, and dynamic place for all of us to live. Originally called the Junior Welfare League, it was a junior part of the Lynchburg Women’s Club. In 1929, we were granted membership into the Association of Junior Leagues America, now the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), and the league became known as the Junior League of Lynchburg.
As a member of the AJLI, our mandate has not wavered since inception: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who collaborate with community partners to identify a community’s most urgent needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but also change the way people think.
The AJLI has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, and the foremost provider of civic leadership training for women, encompassing 155,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
The Junior League of Lynchburg is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the action of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable.
We support services essential for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of women and advocate to ensure that such opportunities and services exist.
We are committed to ensuring that children and their families have the optimal opportunities and services essential for their physical well-being and safety, intellectual, educational, emotional, mental, and social growth and will advocate to see that such opportunities and services are provided.
We support and advocate responsible action concerning the general health and welfare of the aging, handicapped, and adolescent on a local, state, and national level.
ARTS & PRESERVATION
We support and publicly advocate action pertaining to the expansion and continuation of cultural arts and historic preservation, including improvement efforts.
We acknowledge the need for and advocate the development of management programs and projects to achieve the optimal allocation of natural re-sources within the environment.