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JUNIOR ACTIVITES

FERN ANDERSON

CONTACT INFORMATION:

andersoninks@yahoo.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE JUNIOR ACTIVITIESCOMMITTEE
Diane Schroller Committee Member dianeschroller7@msn.com
 
DISTRICT JUNIOR ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN
District One Paula Keating pkchomper@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page
District Two Norma McKimmy enmc87@aol.com Click:Go to District Page
District Three None None Click:Go to District Page
District Four Kay Busby kbusby@wildblue.net Click:Go to District Page
District Five Linda Wilson linda681117@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page
District Six Nancy Evans nancylevans47@gmail.com Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Terrisa Waters bjwaters66@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Kelly Marshall kelleyanddon@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page

 

Program Information:

Junior Auxiliary membership for girls under the age of 18 is a training ground which prepares young women for active adult membership.  Junior activities and programs reflect and support the work of the Auxiliary and instill the ideals of the organization.  The Junior program is an important step in the transition from childhood to responsible adulthood.  At age 18, Junior members automatically are eligible for full active membership.

Junior Activities Include:

Americanism
  • Learn American Flag History

  • Participate in parades and patriotic observances

Community Service
  • Tutor younger students

  • Plant tress and participate in community beautification projects, food drives and "Make a Difference Day"

Leadership
  • Creative opportunities to expand leadership skills

  • Travel to other cities or states for District, Department (State) and National meetings

  • Learn protocol and the art of communication

Legislative (Kansas)
  • Learn how our government operates and how our leaders are chosen

  • Discover the origins of American government and how it functions

Poppy
  • Learn the history of the poppy and its significance to the Legion "Family" and our veterans

  • Help veterans make poppies

  • Distribute poppies at Memorial Day and/or Veterans Day Celebrations

Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
  • Volunteer in veteran's medical centers

  • Make and distribute holiday cards for veterans

Juniors Patch Program:

  • Every Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary is eligible to earn patches in the areas listed above as well as Membership and Physical Fitness.

  • The Patch Program is a great way for Junior members to learn about the organization, volunteer in the community and serve our country's veterans.

  • Patches are earned by performing activities associated with each patch

Auxiliary Youth Programs Include:

Spirit of Youth Fund

  • Contributions from individuals, estates, Units and Departments are the basis of this endowment fund for youth programs.

  • Donations provide scholarships for the Girls Nation President, Honorary National Junior President, Girls Scout Achievement Award winner and those students attending the Americanism Youth Conference.

Freedoms Foundation

  • Provides scholarships for students to come learn about the foundation of our country's freedom

  • Helps bring history to life for high school students across the nation

  • See historical characters portrayed, hear stimulating instructors, take part in lively dialogue and tour historical sites.

  • This is part of the Auxiliary-sponsored Americanism Conference held at Valley Forge

Girls State & Girls Nation

  • High School Juniors (11th grade) are selected to participate, have the opportunity to play in an instructional state senate

  • They run for political office, campaign for legislation, meet state political figures and have fun learning about the government in the process

  • Two "senators" from each Girls State are selected to participate in Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., where they learn about government on a national level.  Girls Nation delegates tour Nation's Capital and meet leaders in the various branches of government.

Junior Membership:

Junior membership is offered to anyone under the age of 18 years and younger who is an immediate family member of an American Legion Member or a deceased veteran who served during the periods of eligibility.

As the world's largest women's patriotic organization, the American Legion Auxiliary recognizes that female junior members will be the leaders of tomorrow.  Through your volunteerism in the various programs and services involving veterans and communities, you can learn leadership skills, earn credit for your volunteerism and meet other girls who can become your lifelong friends.

Our Junior members not only helped our veterans, but they have participated in the following National programs: Girls State, Girls Nation, Service to Veterans, Spirit of Youth Program, and the Junior Patch Program.  The Auxiliary-sponsored Freedoms Foundation, which is an Americanism Conference, is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where history is brought to life for high school students across the nation.

All applications should be taken to your local Unit for processing, or contact the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Kansas at 785-232-1396 for transmittal information if you do not have an American Legion Auxiliary unit in your area.

 

See  www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/Junior-Member-Activities for patch program information, Junior Leadership courses, and other junior activities member resources.

 

Purpose Statement:

To inspire active participation in members age 17 and under so that they will become engaged, productive members who will want to continue their American Legion Auxiliary membership into adulthood.

 

Committee Deadlines:

This Chairman asks that you please submit a narrative report form both Mid-Year and End-Year Reports. The deadlines for the reports are below.

>Mid-Year Unit Reports are due to the District Chairman by November 15, 2016.

>Year-End Unit Reports are due to District Chairman by March 15, 2017.

 

FORM AND INFORMATION
   
Junior Activites Brochure  

 

 

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