2015 Press Releases

2015 Press Releases

Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held at Grandover Resort on 4.22.2015

April 13th 2015

 

Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held at Grandover Resort on 4.22.2015

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro announces Bonnie St. John as the Headline Speaker of the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 22, 2015.  A historical figure with a strong message, Bonnie St. John will share the qualities, skills and motivation behind great women leaders.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. As an author, Olympic athlete and business owner, St. John has experienced the impact of such involvement and will share her passion for community involvement, a passion paralleled by the Junior League of Greensboro.

Dedicated to developing the potential of women, the Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on April 22nd, 2014 at Grandover Resort and is open to all women in the community. The day-long leadership development conference will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and develop women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day.

 

Information about speakers & the event can be found on the website at JLGwomensummit.org

About Bonnie St. John

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush. Bonnie has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a television and radio personality, a business owner and a Fortune 500 leadership consultant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1986, and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, taking an M.Litt. in Economics.Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  Celebrating its 85th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 85-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

 

Request for Media Attendance: Women’s Leadership Conference 4.22.2015

For Immediate Release:
Contact:Heather Neal

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

 

April 13th 2015 

Request for Media Attendance: Women’s Leadership Conference 4.22.2015

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro announces Bonnie St. John as the Headline Speaker of the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 22, 2015. A historical figure with a strong message, Bonnie St. John will share the qualities, skills and motivation behind great women leaders.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. As an author, Olympic athlete and business owner, St. John has experienced the impact of such involvement and will share her passion for community involvement, a passion paralleled by the Junior League of Greensboro.

Dedicated to developing the potential of women, the Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on April 22nd, 2015 at Grandover Resort and is open to all women in the community. The day-long leadership development conference will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and develop women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day.

Information about speakers & the event can be found on the website at JLGwomensummit.org.  

We respectfully request your presence to cover

and photograph this important community event.

Event: 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit 

Date: Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Grandover Resort

     1000 Club Rd. 

     Greensboro NC 27407

Hosted by: Junior League of Greensboro 

**If you are interesting in covering please contact

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org to reserve a press pass.

Limited passes available.**

Julie Malloy Copeland Honored with Distinct Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Julie Malloy Copeland Honored with Distinct Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Greensboro, NC – As Former Junior League of Greensboro President, it was not uncommon to Julie Malloy Copeland to be working tirelessly to better the community and the women leaders working alongside her. That is just one of the few reasons she has been named one of the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

As President of the League from 2013-2014, Julie worked to provide volunteer and leadership training, as well as meaningful experiences for more than 360 active members. During this time she was also overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization with more than 1,000 members. She did it all while maintaining a full-time job as Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, Inc., as well as volunteering her time with other various organizations in the community. Julie has given tirelessly to the Junior League of Greensboro since joining as a volunteer, by becoming a committee chair, board member, and executive board member. It’s what has made her such a vital member of the Greensboro community.

Julie was the first President to focus all of the League’s efforts on education, which in turn increased the impact of volunteer efforts and funding. With her help and guidance, the organization partnered with Cone Elementary School in Guilford County in 2013. The Title I school consistently performed low on testing and 98% of its student population requires free or reduced lunch. Julie personally helped to train 100 volunteers to dedicate their time there and raise $70,000 to put toward projects at the school.

Julie was also able to take the Junior League’s mission of making women leaders in the community one step further. It was her vision that helped to turn the Women’s Leadership Conference into an event with national-level speakers and bring in women from across the region for leadership development. Her level of commitment has motivated other leaders in the Junior League of Greensboro to step up and dedicate their time as well.

“The Junior League of Greensboro is so fortunate to have Julie Copeland serve as not only a volunteer but as a leader in our organization!  Her dedication to our mission is visible in all that she does and we are so proud of her for receiving this much deserved recognition.”

– Paige Butler, President of the Junior League of Greensboro

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognize people in who engage in volunteer activities throughout the state of North Carolina. Recipients have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities. Through their works of service, these individuals have made an impact on others, as well as the betterment of the community. Nominated recipients are chosen based on merit by a panel. The award is given to the state’s top 20 volunteers.

About Julie Malloy Copeland:

Julie is the Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, INC., and organizational development and leadership firm located in Greensboro, NC. Accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, Julie provides strategic expertise to organizations seeking optimized performance, talent excellence, and financial synergy. She also serves as a Director with the National League of Junior Cotillions, actively volunteers with Junior Achievement, and is a graduated of Leadership Greensboro. Julie is a Bonner Scholar, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Wofford College. She was recently named an “Impact Leader” by Business Leader Magazine and a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the Triad Business Journal.

Junior League Launches First Community Day of Service at Cone Elementary School

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Heather Neal, JLG

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

443-745-8165

March 19, 2015

Junior League Launches First Community Day of Service at Cone Elementary School

A day of service to improve building and cones of Cone Elementary with our families and community partners.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – As our school grows and thrives with our 2nd year of programming in full effect, we want to provide opportunities to involve everyone with a great day of service to, for and with Cone Elementary. On Saturday, March 21 8a – 3p, the Junior League of Greensboro will be hosting a community service day at Cone Elementary. The Junior League volunteers and the P.A.W.S for Parents will be their heading up the mural painting in the cafeteria and a ribbon cutting at 10am for the new playground. The entire community is invited to assist with projects including organizing the Media Center, building picnic tables, a cafeteria mural, PAWS painting, building and stocking a food pantry, organizing the SMOD Swap Shop and a children’s activity.

“Cone Community Day is a day of service bringing together the entire community: parents, teachers, students, The Junior League and community members! All are encouraged to roll-up their sleeves and get a little dirty to beautify the school; making Cone Elementary a better place for students to learn and grow.” – Carley Swaim, Community Vice President.

The Junior League of Greensboro has raised more than $9,000 dollars for new playground equipment at Cone Elementary School through the help of community donations and grants. A bigger playground for these energetic elementary students isn’t the only thing the JLG is responsible for. In their first year of partnership, the JLG provided $64,000 through 12 community programs, 1,886 bags of food through Backpack Beginnings, and 90 students graduated from the 12-week Raising a Reader program.

This year the JLG plans to repeat and further those efforts, with 16 community programs in place providing $70,000 and unquantifiable student experiences. Included in those is the NC FIRST Robotics program with provides 2nd grade students with a “hands-on, minds-on” opportunity to get excited about science and technology by participating in the Jr. First Lego League.

“The Junior League of Greensboro could not be more excited to bring the first community service day to Cone Elementary in such a fun way; welcoming the students, family, and friends with fun activates, high energy, and big smiles!”

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years

Registration Open for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Heather Neal
Junior League of Greensboro
marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

March 2, 2015

Registration Open for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit

Bonnie St. John, Olympian & author, to give keynote speech on April 22, 2015

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to announce registration for the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit is now open. The event will be held at the Grandover Resort on April 22, 2015. Dedicated to developing the potential of women, the Women’s Leadership Summit is open to all women in the community.

As a passionate proponent for all women in various leadership roles, keynote speaker Bonnie St. John, Olympian and author, will bring her fresh, idealistic views to the stage as she encourages excellence in all facets of a well-rounded leader.

“What makes The Summit so impactful is the opportunity to hear from a diverse representation of women in various fields who share not only their expertise, but passions, which creates an environment conducive for connecting, creating, learning and sharing,” says Heather Oakley, Leadership Development chair.

The day-long leadership development conference will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and develop women of all ages and industries:

Ann Zuraw, the creative force behind the blog ChicksChatandChange.com empowers women with the knowledge to take control of their finances. She has 30 years of professional experience in financial planning, portfolio management, family businesses and stock analysis.
Dr. Cheryl Barnett, the creator of MyThreeSons Gourmet, a pimento cheese factory based on a childhood favorite recipe. Cheryl uses only the highest quality ingredients including sharp cheddar cheese, a few secret spices, minimal mayonnaise, and no preservatives. It is sold in 8 states.

Kathie Niven, the chief brand officer at Biscuitville, Inc. She joined the company in 2011 and is responsible for the brand’s image, experience, and promise. Having served in roles such as vice-president and senior executive for both national and international brands.

Nadia Shirin Moffett, an active leader in North Carolina who inspires thousands of students to be intentional about their lives and reach their potential. As Executive Director of The Queen’s Foundation, Nadia has led the organization to raise over a half a million dollars to help middle and high school women prepare for higher education and leadership.

Portia Mount, a 15-year veteran of the marketing and PR industries, has an expertise in corporate reputation management, crisis and issues management, executive communications, brand management, and leveraging social media to build client engagement.

Dr. Jean Rattigan-Rohr is the Faculty Administrative Fellow, Assistant to the president and Director of The Center for Access and Success at Elon University. She is also the founder and director of the “It Takes a Village Project”. Her research area includes literacy development of traditionally marginalized students, parental involvement and visioning

Information about speakers, tickets & the event can be found on the website at JLGwomensummit.org

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 86th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Junior League Launches First Community Day of Service at Cone Elementary School

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Heather Neal, JLG

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

443-745-8165

March 19, 2015

Junior League Launches First Community Day of Service at Cone Elementary School

A day of service to improve building and cones of Cone Elementary with our families and community partners.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – As our school grows and thrives with our 2nd year of programming in full effect, we want to provide opportunities to involve everyone with a great day of service to, for and with Cone Elementary. On Saturday, March 21 the Junior League of Greensboro will be hosting a community service day at Cone Elementary. The Junior League volunteers and the P.A.W.S for Parents will be their heading up the mural painting in the cafeteria and a ribbon cutting at 10am for the new playground. The entire community is invited to assist with projects including organizing the Media Center, building picnic tables, a cafeteria mural, PAWS painting, building and stocking a food pantry, organizing the SMOD Swap Shop and a children’s activity.

“Cone Community Day is a day of service bringing together the entire community: parents, teachers, students, The Junior League and community members! All are encouraged to roll-up their sleeves and get a little dirty to beautify the school; making Cone Elementary a better place for students to learn and grow.” – Carley Swaim, Community Vice President.

The Junior League of Greensboro has raised more than $9,000 dollars for new playground equipment at Cone Elementary School through the help of community donations and grants. A bigger playground for these energetic elementary students isn’t the only thing the JLG is responsible for. In their first year of partnership, the JLG provided $64,000 through 12 community programs, 1,886 bags of food through Backpack Beginnings, and 90 students graduated from the 12-week Raising a Reader program.

This year the JLG plans to repeat and further those efforts, with 16 community programs in place providing $70,000 and unquantifiable student experiences. Included in those is the NC FIRST Robotics program with provides 2nd grade students with a “hands-on, minds-on” opportunity to get excited about science and technology by participating in the Jr. First Lego League.

“The Junior League of Greensboro could not be more excited to bring the first community service day to Cone Elementary in such a fun way; welcoming the students, family, and friends with fun activates, high energy, and big smiles!”

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years

Olympian and Author, Bonnie St. John to be Headline Speaker at the 2015 Junior League of Greensboro’s

Women’s Leadership Summit

 

                                          NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Heather Oakley

Tuesday, October 9, 2014

heather@heatheroakley.com

(336) 554-1611

 

Olympian and Author, Bonnie St. John to be Headline Speaker at the 2015 Junior League of Greensboro’s

Women’s Leadership Summit

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro announces Bonnie St. John as the Headline Speaker of the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 22, 2015 at Grandover Resort and Conference Center. As a passionate proponent for all women in various leadership roles, Bonnie St. John will bring her fresh, idealistic views to the stage as she encourages excellence in all facets of a well-rounded leader.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. And developing the potential of women is an initiative in which Bonnie St. John has been on the forefront. Her bestselling book, How Great Women Lead, chronicles the lives and life lessons of extraordinary women, covering four continents and spanning three generations, yet sharing in commonly held values, behaviors and attitudes.

Bonnie St. John exemplifies the mission we hold valuable as the Junior League of Greensboro.  Her message will resonate with the hundreds of women attending The Summit as they strive for their leadership potential in all areas of life. -Junior League President, Paige S. Butler

 

The 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit hosted a sold-out crowd of over 300 participants, featuring Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager as keynote speaker. In May 2014, The Women’s Leadership Summit was honored with The Leadership Development Award at the 92nd Annual Conference for The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.

The Summit will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and enlighten women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day. Sponsorships are currently available and tickets will be offered for purchase spring of 2015.

 

About Bonnie St. John

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984

Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Bonnie has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a television and radio personality, a business owner and a Fortune 500 leadership consultant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1986, and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, taking an M.Litt. in Economics. Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council. Today, Bonnie travels the globe speaking, leading seminars, facilitating international summit conferences and researching her various writing projects. She frequently donates personal appearances to schools, homeless shelters, community groups and other organizations in hundreds of locations while traveling for corporate clients.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 86th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

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Junior League’s Martha Kaley Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Heather Neal

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 

Junior League’s Martha Kaley Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Volunteer Center of Greensboro to honor philanthropist, breast cancer research advocate on October 8th

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League is pleased to highlight one of their own, Martha Kaley for her service to the community. On Wednesday, October 8th she will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Volunteer Center of Greensboro.

The 2014 Volunteer Awards event recognizes outstanding volunteers and programs that enrich and connect the community through service. It is fitting Martha receives this award because she has made service a priority in her daily life. For 31 years she has dedicated her time and efforts to the Junior League of Greensboro. Martha has served on the Board of Directors and other strategic planning task forces. Though labelled a sustainer in the organization, she continues to stay involved.

More importantly, Martha has gone on to help not just the local community, but the state of North Carolina and the nation. She has been able to use her League training to run a non-profit organization and fundraising to benefit others in the community.

As if that was not enough, Martha is a true survivor. In 1992, doctors were operating on her to remove a mass of atypical cells. It was then they found a malignancy pressed against her chest wall. Doctors removed it, but she was required to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Instead of moving on, Martha turned her diagnosis into a way to help others.

Earlier detection became a top focus for her. She began a series of fundraisers toward her mission, which included selling cookbooks, t-shirts, and more. Requests to participate were so overwhelming, she and her friends formed an organization now known as Earlier.org – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test. Their mission was to provide grants for researchers with promising ideas seeking bio-markers that indicate breast cancer is present. Since its founding in 1995, the organization has funded 85 research grants, totaling more than $3.2 million. That money has gone to a variety of institutions and research projects across the world. As a result of Martha and her organization’s efforts, significant progress has been made to lead to further discoveries.

Martha has been acknowledged by leaders on both a local and national level. “In short, Martha epitomizes the values of the Junior League,” said Linda Brady, Chancellor of UNC-Greensboro. “Her devotion to others, her community, the state of North Carolina and her nation, is without parallel.”

Carrie Hruska, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Physics at the Mayo Clinic had this to say when asked about Martha’s work: “Martha’s leadership abilities, both within Friends and within her community exemplify the mission and goals of the Junior League. Her work shows the true spirit of volunteerism”

The Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, honoring Martha Kaley and other organizations in the community begins Wednesday, October 8 at 11:30 AM. The ceremony will take place at the Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm Street, in Downtown Greensboro. For more information: www.volunteergso.org

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Fuel YOUR Child’s Future at the 5th Annual Touch a Truck

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Heather Neal

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

October 6, 2014

 

Fuel YOUR Child’s Future at the 5th Annual Touch a Truck

A chance for children to climb, touch, play and explore life-size trucks

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to announce its 5th Annual Touch a Truck will be Saturday, October 19. From 12 to 4 p.m., dozens of trucks will fill The Fresh Market parking lot- off New Garden Road.

Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers hands-on learning for children, primarily between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. The Junior League of Greensboro recognizes that unrestricted play is essential for healthy cognitive development in children. That’s why children will be allowed to use their imaginations, all while learning on some of their favorite trucks. Children will not only get to experience life as a firefighter or a police officer, but also have the chance to meet them and others who serve our community every day.

In addition to this, there will be dozens of activities to help “fuel” your child’s future. They’ll be able to learn about healthy living, play games, ride ponies, climb the rock wall, jump in the bounce house, pet animals, and dance to Big Bang Boom. Your child won’t be the only one there either. Anna and Elsa from the hit movie Frozen will be there to join in all the fun. Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, and several other guests will also be making special appearances.

“We are so excited about our fifth annual touch a truck event,” said Junior League of Greensboro President, Paige Butler. “Every year this event just gets bigger and better. We greatly appreciate the community’s support of this event full of family fun, exploration, entertainment, and huggable characters.”

Tickets are $5 each. The League is also offering a family 5-pack for $20. That deal is only available prior to the event. Tickets are required for some of the activities. They can be purchased by going online to: www.JuniorLeagueofGreensboro.org or at the gate the day of the event.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the League launched a multi-year partnership with the school in an attempt to make significant and lasting change within its walls. Cone has been identified by North Carolina as an academic priority school because of low proficiency levels.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

 

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

Thousands Generated Toward Junior League of Greensboro’s Touch a Truck

Thousands Generated Toward Junior League of Greensboro’s Touch a Truck

Novant Health gives $8,000 to be presenting Big Rig sponsor 

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro has generated more than $32,000 in event sponsorships as it prepares to celebrate its Fourth Annual Touch a Truck event this Sunday with children across the Piedmont. This year’s event will showcase the biggest and best trucks from across the region. The League extends its deepest gratitude to all sponsors of the event–the largest sponsors include Novant Health, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and The Fresh Market.

On Sunday, October 13th, the public is invited to Touch A Truck at Jefferson Village, off New Garden Road, from 12 pm to 4 pm. There, the community will find a fun, family festival filled with more than two dozen trucks, kid-friendly attractions, live entertainment on the event stage, and numerous supporting vendors from the community who will be exhibiting. The event is an interactive experience for families, where children are encouraged to climb upon, play on, and learn about the various vehicles. They’ll also have the chance to meet those who use the vehicles to serve our community every day. A glimpse of the display line-up includes the Colgate Dental Van, TumbleBus, Junk Yard Dogs, Police Cars, Ambulance, Firetruck, and even a Sheetz 18 Wheeler!

At Touch a Truck, you’ll also find Magicians, Balloon Artists, a Rock-Climbing Wall, Jacobs Ladder inflatable, a slide, Dora the Explorer, Bob The Builder, Doc McStuffins, Big Bang Boom, ponies to ride, and even a petting zoo, along with face-painting and numerous games! If your child loves to move around, there will also be an opportunity for him or her to learn Zumba. Children will also have the chance to compete in an Iron Chef Kids’ Competition sponsored by The Fresh Market. All of this supports the Junior League’s focus on Fueling Our Future. 

Tickets are $5 each, or 4 for $15 when purchased in advance. Children 1 year and younger are free.

Tickets may be purchased at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org, the Bargain Box (122 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401), Junior League Headquarters (3101 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC), or at the gate on the day of the event.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the Junior League of Greensboro launched a multi-year partnership with Cone Elementary in an attempt to make significant and lasting change at the school and among its students. Cone has been identified by the State as an academic priority school due to low proficiency levels.

 

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please call 336.852.5542 or visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

 

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Students Using LEGOS to Solve Real-World Problems

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Heather Neal

marketingandpr@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

September 19, 2014

Students Using LEGOS to Solve Real-World Problems

FIRST Lego League, North Carolina A&T State University, & The Junior League of Greensboro partner to teach students important life skills

 

Greensboro, N.C. – Starting today, 2nd grade students at Cone Elementary School will begin an exciting robotics program using LEGOS. Junior FIRST LEGO League is led by the Junior League of Greensboro, with the help of NC FIRST ROBOTICS and North Carolina A&T State University. The program is meant to get students excited about science and technology.

For eight weeks, the students will get a hands-on introduction to engineering and teamwork, in a noncompetitive format. This year’s theme is “Think Tank.” The idea is to get kids thinking outside the box. In small groups, they will use LEGO bricks to design and build a motorized model. The students will also explore challenges facing today’s scientists, develop teamwork skills, and most importantly use their imagination.

Each of those small groups is led by adult volunteers. There are more than a dozen trained to help, including Junior League members, community members, and engineering professors from the NC A&T State University

“NC FIRST Robotics is excited to pilot a program with the Junior League and Cone Elementary School to bring the Jr. FIRST LEGO League program into the regular school day to ALL the second grade students in the school,” said NC FIRST Robotic Executive Director, Marie Hooper. “By collaborating with the Junior League, NC A&T State University, and Cone Elementary School, NC FIRST Robotics is modeling our ethos of teamwork and collaboration.”

More than 26,000 children from 14 countries, between ages 6 and 9 will be participating this year. This is the first program of its kind for Guilford County and the state of North Carolina. The program wraps-up with an expo showing off the students’ works in November (date to be determined). It will start back up in the spring with another group of 2nd grade students. For more information about the program: JuniorFIRSTLEGOleague.org.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years. In 2013, the League launched a multi-year partnership with Cone Elementary School in northeast Greensboro. The school has been identified by North Carolina as an academic priority school because of low proficiency levels. For more information go to JuniorLeagueofGreensboro.org.