The Junior League of Norman is dedicated to voluntarism and community service.
We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting our community and enriching our members by developing leadership skills and fostering lasting connections. This commitment is evident through our trained members who give their time to Junior League projects. Our projects are designed to provide maximum benefit to our community through our League volunteers, community partnerships and direct financial support. Each JLN project reinforces our League’s mission, as well as our commitment to our focus of fitness and nutrition.
The goal of Baby Steps is to help teen parents complete their high school education so that they can reach their goals and become productive citizens and effective, nurturing parents. Baby Steps is a partnership between Junior League of Norman, Norman Public Schools, Crossroads Youth and Family Services, and Center for Children and Families. The Junior League of Norman opened Baby Steps in 1993 and since then, more than 160 pregnant and parenting teens have graduated high school while participating in the Baby Steps program.
Food for Kids
In partnership with the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank and McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, we provide Norman middle and high school students at risk of going hungry with backpacks full of food every weekend from September – May through the Food for Kids project. Every child deserves access to nutritious food but some live in poverty in our community and often skip meals and go to bed hungry and hunger negatively affects a child’s ability to learn and grow. With your support, we feed over 125 children every weekend for an entire school year.
Done in a Day
Through the Done in a Day program, we assist other non-profit agencies in the community with short-term volunteer needs. The Junior League of Norman provides volunteers to various 501 (c) (3) organizations for one-day projects/events.
The Junior League of Norman is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Norman reduces obstacles and increases opportunities for vulnerable children and youth.