How We Help

Transitional Independent Living - The FLITE Center

Adolescents who come of age in the foster care system are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to achieving successful independence, becoming involved in the criminal justice system at disproportionately high rates, depending on welfare, or even becoming homeless. The League is poised to make a dramatic impact in our community's ability to deliver these transitional independent living skills to its foster youth.

Done in a Day

Members come together to target short term volunteer projects that can be accomplished in a single day. Projects have included but are not limited to: 

  • Preparing meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Assisting children with activities at Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Leading fitness classes at PACE Center for Girls
  • Feeding the homeless at Broward Partnership for the Homeless
  • Building homes with Habitat for Humanity for families in need
  • Collecting gifts for children at Jack and Jill Children's Center to give their caregivers
  • Educating children on healthy lifestyles and nutrition at Kids in Distress
  • Participating in National Volunteer Week
  • and more ....

Childhood Fitness and Nutrition

Programs to successfully address the obesity epidemic affecting children living in Broward County through nutrition education and the promotion of a physically active lifestyle.

State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)


The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee also known as SPAC, has been the advocacy arm for the 24 Junior Leagues throughout Florida for over 30 years.

SPAC 2018 Priority Issues

Junior League Play Station At Holiday Park

In collaboration with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Junior League built a signature playground facility within the refurbished Holiday Park Complex. The League raised $200,000 to build the train-themed playground. The playground is fully ADA compliant with wheelchair access and swings for young children with special needs.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Our current community impact project is to develop and deliver a Human Trafficking Awareness campaign to parents. Parent and guardian education on this topic is found to be lacking, as confirmed by the Broward Sherriff’s Office and the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition. With the added benefit of being selected as a Leadership Broward Class of XXIII community project, the League will have a strong awareness campaign to deliver for years to come.

Community Affairs

Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale members also serve as Board Members of several local organizations:

Sophia Mantovanelli: Broward Health

Pam Gordon: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Anna Jamie: FLITE Center

OPEN: Jack & Jill Children's Center

Molly Moor: KIDS, Inc.

Christina Antimucci Winsett: Museum of Discovery & Science

OPEN: Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center

OPEN: Nancy J. Cotterman