Community Partners

“The Junior League has long provided school clothes for our students in need of assistance. With the current economic climate, the number of students impacted by financial struggles continues to grow. JLPC happily rises to the challenge by clothing more and more Bay District Schools students each school year. We value tremendously the partnership that the League has forged with our school district. These volunteers are an essential part of the community support we need in order to provide our students with a quality education.”

William V. Husfelt III, Superintendent, Bay District Schools
“I talk about Girls on the Run all the time! I’ve coached our team for 3 seasons and each season I get so much from each girl who participates… It’s a mentoring opportunity that just isn’t available during the school day. I see such emotional growth in the 4th and 5th grade girls and I see them using GOTR skills in their classrooms, with friends, and at home. I get such great feedback from parents and there’s a waiting list for girls who want to be involved.
GOTR is a great opportunity for the girls who aren’t into cheerleading, singing, dancing, etc. They find a place for themselves with training and running that sets them apart in a positive way! Girls on the Run is so much fun!”

Marykate Underwood, Counselor & Girls on the Run Coach, Patronis Elementary School
“Having the Girls on the Run program at my school has given countless girls the opportunity to believe in themselves and to know the power of confidence. I have been a GOTR coach for many seasons now and I am still amazed at the impact that the program has on all of the young women that come through it. Not just the young women either, the coaches and in our case the teachers that volunteer, immerse themselves in the curriculum and value it so much that they come back again and again to give their time. Girls on the Run is truly a valuable opportunity for women young and old in any community.”

Jennifer Olson-Varshavsky, Girls on the Run Coach, Breakfast Point Academy
“VOICES has provided me with a place to come and talk about the major issues facing us as teenage girls and how to make the world a better place. A club like this is not just a club, but a wonderful place in our school to communicate, brainstorm, and motivate each other. We are becoming better people because of VOICES, realizing that WE can make a difference in our community! WE can inspire change within ourselves, our school, and our world. WE can empower each other and ourselves to be good, do good, often.”

MacKenzie Ward, VOICES 2010-2011, Rutherford High School
“The partnership we have with the Junior League of Panama City is one we, as well as our families, depend on.  The support they give to the elders and children in our community is like no other.  They are a great group of caring individuals who believe in taking care of those in need.”

Courtney Stanford, Department of Children and Families