Liberty Learning Exchange
The Liberty Learning Exchange was an all-day training for Junior League members in the mid- Atlantic and New England regions. The Exchange was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Junior League of Philadelphia’s Headquarters in Ardmore, PA and featured speakers such as Janine le Sueur, AJLI Director of Programs, and Grace Killelea, author of The Confidence Effect. The day included breakout sessions on improving member engagement and retention, training League leaders, increasing fundraising event profitability, and launching a capital campaign.
Attendee registration included the sessions as well as a welcome reception on Friday evening in the award-winning JLP Thrift Shop, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and closing reception. All attendees received a complimentary copy of Closing Plenary speaker Grace Killelea’s book, The Confidence Effect.
Farm Explorer™ Mobile Garden Education Unit
The Farm Explorer™ initiative aimed to combat food insecurity and chronic disease by educating communities about the production, preparation, and use of nutritious foods and by facilitating the distribution of fresh produce through a network of community partners to feed families in need. The JLP and Greener Partners worked together to develop, create, and execute the Farm Explorer Mobile Garden, which offered the essential combination of food distribution with hands-on education in one setting with the goal of demystifying produce.
American Girl Fashion Show
The Junior League of Philadelphia hosted the American Girl Fashion Show annually from 2012 to 2016. The event was geared toward children and their families. Children were invited to participate as models in an interactive presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. The fashion show included a sit-down meal, a marketplace where guests could purchase fashion show souvenirs, and more. Funds raised from the show were used exclusively to support JLP community programs benefitting children ages 12 and younger. In 2016, the American Girl Corporation elected to discontinue the existing format of the fashion show and its partnerships with all nonprofits that fundraised in this manner, and will instead focus on hosting fashion shows in a retail setting.