A Signature Project is an opportunity in which the Junior League of Lubbock sees a need in the community, develops, and funds the project to completion.
These are those rare occasions when a need is so significant or an opportunity is so ripe, that synergies of vision, commitment, and support from the community all converge to create a project that takes on a life of its own.
South Plains Food2Kids works in conjunction with Lubbock ISD elementary schools to provide sacks of food to children identified by school staff members (counselors, nurses, teachers, or principals) as living in food-insecure households.
Empowering women begins early, and SPARK aims to show eighth-grade girls their potential. Volunteers serve as mentors and conduct monthly education days that explore education and leadership concepts. Volunteers also have monthly lunches with girls at their schools.
Kids in the Kitchen, developed in 2006, focuses on educating children about developing healthy eating and exercise habits. Its programming includes Camp Healthy Kids, a week-long summer day camp for girls and boys in the fourth and fifth grades, and healthy food scavenger hunts.
In many cases, after a project is up and running, the Junior League of Lubbock launches the project as its own independent organization to manage and maintain.