GIRLS HEALTH DAY
The Junior League of Greater Covington partners with Lakeview Regional Medical Center to host Girls Health Day. This is a one-day series of workshops to educate girls aged 8-14 about various issues including drug and alcohol abuse prevention, female health issues, balancing a healthy diet, suicide prevention, self-esteem building techniques, healthy social media behavior, and cyber bullying.
Project Prom helps junior and senior high school girls enjoy an evening at their prom. Local high school counselors identify candidates as having special economic needs. Dresses, shoes and accessories are donated by members or local businesses. The girls are then invited to Dogwood Cottage “boutique for a shopping day” where they are free to choose an entire wardrobe at no charge.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ST. TAMMANY
In partnership with St. Tammany parish government, JLGC continues its steadfast work on the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany. The vision of the CMST is a community where play is encouraged, creativity is nurtured and learning is enjoyed. Exhibits and educational programs are being designed to encourage children to make new and surprising discoveries, explore the wonders of the local environment and planet, stimulate creativity and expression, and nurture the desire for life-long learning. We anticipate the opening of CMST in approximately three to five years. This is a project of enormous magnitude and one that will bring equal value of imagination, discovery, exploration, creativity and a love of learning to our children in St. Tammany. To get more detailed information about the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, please visit their website at www.CMSTkids.org
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS
Museum Without Walls is a traveling educational program, developed and implemented by Junior League volunteers. It brings creative learning to the preschoolers of St. Tammany Parish Schools. JLGC volunteers have visited area schools to spread the word about the future Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Parish. Museum Without Walls brings the vision of the museum to the students with activities and arts and crafts projects that focus on Louisiana’s nature, culture, flora and fauna. Funding by the JLGC is used for supplies, training and informational seminars.