Are you, or do you know, a young woman living in Stark County who would like to make a difference? Do you have a great idea for a project, but lack the resources to accomplish that project? As an integral part of our mission, The Junior League of Stark County aims to not only improve communities, but also to promote voluntarism and develop the potential of women. To that end, we are pleased to continue into our fourth round of funding the Junior Leaders Community Service Grant, designed to assist young women in grades Kindergarten through 12 to realize their dreams of helping those in need in their local communities. 

Applications for this year are now closed. Stay tuned this summer for more information and details on the application process.

Congratulations to the students chosen to receive the 2017-2018 Junior Leaders Community Service Grants! This year 3 Stark County girls have been awarded a total of $5,000 to fund service projects to benefit the community:

Ava Zahler, from Greentown Intermediate School, wants students with learning disabilities to have access to books that are age-appropriate, and so she plans to purchase audio books for the school library.

Jacqualyn Link, from Fairless High School, will be creating 100 hand-decorated pillowcases filled with stuffed animals, coloring books, and other items for children in foster care. She wants these children to know that they are loved and thought of by others.

Lilliana Barbato, from St. Michael’s School, plans to honor her grandmother who recently passed from Alzheimer’s disease. A series of projects over the spring will allow relationships to grow between Lilliana and her friends and Alzheimer’s patients at The Landing.