Community Programs

The Junior League of Greenville, Inc. (JLG) has positively impacted the Greenville community since its inception in 1929. We have been an integral part in contributing to the beginnings of several agencies over the past 80+ years, including the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Pendleton Place for Children and Families, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and the Warehouse Theatre. We also have our annual Home Run for Healthy Kids® event, as well as, three internal programs that work with various agencies each year to improve the lives of the women and children that they actually assist: A Nearly New You, Junior Volunteers and Kids in the Kitchen.

A Nearly New You is an internal program comprised of JLG volunteers making a visible, concrete impact on our community as it specifically serves women and children in need. A Nearly New You partners the Nearly New Shop and various non-profit agencies to equip, educate, and empower the women and children of our community. Learn more about the Junior League of Greenville's A Nearly New You program.

Home Run for Healthy Kids® was created by the Junior League of Greenville in 2008 and is a free two-day field trip open to Greenville County Schools 4th and 5th graders. Each year the JLG partners with 15+ agencies to provide education to more than 2,300 local children on health nutrition and safety. Every child who attends Home Run for Healthy Kids® receives a backpack that he or she will fill with educational and fun giveaways from each station all promoting a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the Junior League of Greenville's Home Run for Healthy Kids® event.

Junior Volunteers is our newest internal program and one in which the Junior League of Greenville promotes voluntarism among youth in the community. We have partnered with students at both Sterling School and Lakeview Middle School and have collaborated with various agencies in the community to match these youth volunteers with age-appropriate volunteer opportunities. Learn more about the Junior League of Greenville's Junior Volunteers program.

The Kids in the Kitchen program utilizes our volunteers to educate children on how to prepare and cook healthy meals! The program also encourages the kids to incorporate healthy cooking practices into their current cultural food preferences and provides opportunities for them to learn, grow and explore through foods from diverse cultures. During the 7 month program, the KitK committee members will work with the children to expand their fruit and vegetable preferences, attitudes towards cooking, and confidence in following a recipe by teaching the kids how to prepare meals such as Cuban Beans, Potato Pancakes, Vegetable Paella, Ethiopian Lentils, Minestrone and a Japanese Rice Bowl. Learn more about the Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen.

If your nonprofit agency is interested in working with one of our three internal programs or our Home Run for Healthy Kids® event, please email the Community VP.