Over the past 45 years the Junior League of Greater Covington has impacted the community through various signature projects. The most recent program has become it’s own nonprofit in 2018, the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany (CMST): www.cmstkids.org. Continuing this legacy of leadership, and to enhance the impact of the Junior League, this committee is focused on developing new programs that both reinvigorate and inspire our civic-minded members. The overall goal of the R&D Committee is to determine the next signature cause of the Junior League of Greater Covington.
Members of this committee are currently assessing the health and wellness needs of our community by studying current reports and documents, as well as talking with leaders and educators in west St. Tammany. Committee members will also obtain member feedback regarding the strengths of the Junior League of Greater Covington and the proposed vision for the future. Following the committee’s research, they will present the membership with three to five possible focus opportunities and work to develop a project for the next 3 to 5 years.
Current topics of research include:
- Period Poverty (girls lack of access to necessary menstrual supplies)
- Human Trafficking
- Mental Health
- Domestic Violence
- Youth Development