The Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc. (JLHR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.
Belonging: A membership model that fosters connection between its members, so all individuals feel directly connected to the whole.
Impactful Action: The power of collaborative action across all sectors to create sustainable thriving communities.
Empowerment: The significance of women exercising leadership widely and broadly throughout the community.
Inclusion: A collaborative league environment the encourages diversity and multigenerational engagement.
…through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers…
Embedded in the mission statement is a call to develop women into activists trained on the issues in their community, and the mean by which to create effective action. Together, these lead to changes in the lives of those around them. Starting in 2012, the Junior League of Hampton Roads has created a formal training requirement and program in order to encourage and develop its members. Past trainings have included elevator speech round tables, financial literacy seminars, first aid training, human trafficking briefings, and even book discussions.
The League also sends its members to various AJLI conferences throughout the country in order to network with Leaguers and to learn more about how to most effectively induce change. Conferences include the Virginia Leadership Summit, Organization Development Institutes (ODI), AJLI Annual Conference, and AJLI Leadership Conferences!