Junior League of Grand Rapids
The Junior League of Grand Rapids 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 of Grand Rapids is dedicated to improving the state of children’s physical health in our community. Currently, 1 out of 10 youths in Kent County are obese. Nearly $3 billion in annual medical costs are attributed to obesity. (source) This is a growing epidemic across the nation, but can be reduced through healthy eating and exercise.
Through our JL Wellness Adventure Yards we are working to improve children’s physical health by increasing access to safe, cooperative play for those children in situations or neighborhoods where it is needed most.
Our Kids in the Kitchen healthy eating initiative partners with local organizations to increase education for children and their families on healthy choices including proper nutrition and exercise.
We hope that you will join us in the fight to end childhood obesity!