(Un)-happy Valentine’s Day?

What does Valentine’s Day have to do with teen dating violence awareness? In 2017, more than you might expect. First, Valentine’s Day falls in February, of course, which is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This year, Valentine’s Day has also been designated Wear Orange Day, in which supporters of all ages wear orange –… Read More

Joy Burkhard. Volunteer.

 It is not unusual in The Junior League for a member to really dig into an assignment and become an expert as well as a catalyst for change in that area of focus. Consider Joy Burkhard. Joy is co-founder and Executive Director of 2020 Mom, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing gaps in maternal mental health… Read More

Quick! What’s the #1 health issue for American kids?

The answer, of course, is tooth decay, according to Oral Health America (OHA), a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on preventing oral disease and promoting oral health for Americans of all ages. Surprised by that answer? Don’t be. More than a quarter of American children age 18 and under are at higher risk for tooth decay, according… Read More

From Silicon Valley, a STEM program for girls

You may have heard the statistics on women as STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – professionals, and they are discouraging. Consider these findings by the United States Census Bureau: While women’s representation in STEM occupations has increased since the 1970s, they remain significantly underrepresented in engineering and computer – occupations that make up… Read More

Can we end domestic violence?

Given the fact that October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that’s a good question. Here’s what we know – 35 years after the first awareness month, domestic violence remains a very serious problem. According to data presented by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is prevalent in every community and its effects can… Read More

What is CSE/HT? (Hint: It involves children.)

It’s a handy catchphrase for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Human Trafficking, which the Junior League of Atlanta adopted as a focus area in 2013. JLA offers up these statistics to illustrate why CSE/HT is such an important issue for the League and its members: Atlanta has the biggest illegal sex economy among eight major American… Read More

Do you know about Erin’s Law?

Sometimes a good thing can come out of a very bad thing. That is, in many ways, the story behind Erin’s Law. The bad thing is sexual abuse of a child – first by a neighbor and then by a cousin. The good thing is the fact that the victim – Erin Merryn, now 31… Read More


The Junior League of Phoenix is participating in AJLI’s national voter registration and vote campaign! The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) will be spearheading our efforts to register Leaguers and others to vote. We will be using the #JLVoterReg to share our efforts with our Junior League sisters around the nation and to highlight our collective impact. There are… Read More

VOTE! But first you have to register!

By AJLI Editorial Staff  It’s no secret that a significant election is scheduled for November 8th. Voters may not be eligible to vote, however, unless they are registered. This is the drive behind National Voter Registration Day on September 27th. Sponsors of National Voter Registration Day, or NVRD, say that 6 million Americans didn’t vote… Read More