The goal of the Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. As a project at the Red River Revel, Kids in the Kitchen reaches 7,000 fourth-grade students who attend the Children’s Day Program.
This national program, first launched by the Junior League of Portland, provides comfort to children separated from their parents while also enhancing early reading skills.
The Red River Revel, winner of the 1988 President’s Volunteer Action Award, began in 1976 as the Junior League of Shreveport’s Bicentennial gift to the citizens of the region. The JLSB holds two community projects during the festival: Artist for a Day and Kids in the Kitchen. Artist for a Day provides FREE art education to children attending the Red River Revel.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. The League offers its members professional training, flexible volunteer placements, and an opportunity to not only make professional connections, but to develop friends for life with women who show common concern for the community.