Our Community Impact Projects

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Project READY
(Real Education & Development for Youth) 
Skills-for-Life Classes

Skills-for-Life is a monthly life skills class offered to foster care teens ages 14-21.  The classes often include topics such as: personal hygiene, peer pressure, stress, housing applications, college applications, job applications, basic finances, vehicle maintenance, and more!


Each month, we work to provide an insightful speaker, fun activity, and free lunch - all of which are donated by our gracious sponsors, community partners, and volunteers.

Project READY
(Real Education & Development for Youth) 
Independent City

Independent City is a real-life “game” filled with fun, prizes, and all of the surprises and challenges of real life.  Hosted in the spring, this event is our year-end finale which allows our Skills-for-Life students to test what they have learned in their monthly classes. This one-day event provides foster teens with a fun way to learn about making smart life choices while getting hands-on experience with simulated life events, such as applying for a job, apartment hunting, buying a vehicle, grocery shopping, etc. They ultimately learn about choices available to them while in and out of the foster care system and how to prepare for independent adulthood.

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Holiday Home Tour

The Junior League of Fort Smith invites you to the Holiday Home Tour in person brunch, home tour, and this year's first ever Holiday Pop Up Market.

 

This fundraiser is held each year to help raise funds for our many community projects benefitting local foster care youth, aging out of foster care. During this unique event, you will have the opportunity to take a tour of beautifully decorated homes all throughout the Fort Smith area and shop our 20+ personally curated vendors.

 

Don't miss your chance to get into the Christmas spirit and see various decorating styles and holiday ideas as we begin to celebrate this holiday season!

Project HEAL
(Health, Education, Awareness & Leadership)

To continue to live our mission, carry out our vision, and support our focus, we are continuously finding ways for our members to serve the community through voluntarism.


Through our HEAL project, the Junior League of Fort Smith aims to form long-term partnerships with other local organizations that address various aspects of the foster care crisis in the Arkansas River Valley.


Our 2022-2023 HEAL Community Partners:

 

  • AR Department of Human Services - DCFS

  • GET REAL 24

  • Arkansas Family Alliance

  • The CALL of Sebastian & Crawford Counties

  • River Valley Adoption Coalition

 
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JOIN US!

Learn new skills, meet new people, make connections, and upgrade YOUR life!

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HELP US!

Not able to join our ranks at this time but still wish to make a difference?  Click here to help donate to support our community outreach programs!

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CONTACT US!

Junior League of Fort Smith, Inc.

311 Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 

(479) 783-3930

juniorleaguefs@gmail.com