The AISD Back to School Kickoff started in 2008 as a fair serving 3 elementary schools and has grown to provide supplies and resources to thousands of students each year at AT&T Stadium. Students can receive backpacks, immunizations, vision screenings, eye glass fittings and parents can get information on after school care. JLA coordinates the hundreds of volunteers that it takes to pull off this huge event. We also have many of our members serving at this needed event that sets our children up for success!

Mentoring Arlington Youth (MAY)

The Junior League of Arlington (JLA), in collaboration with the Arlington Police
Department (APD), facilitate the national award-winning Mentoring Arlington Youth (MAY) Program. MAY is a one-on-one mentoring program for 7th and 8th
grade high-potential at-risk students at Workman Junior High, that incorporates leadership, team-building, education, career development and community service. JLA and APD, in partnership with the Arlington ISD (AISD) and the Juvenile Court System, expanded the program in 2017-2018 to include the inaugural female class, as previous years had focused solely on fulfilling the character building needs of young men. This research-based program has shown proven results with participants having overall improved academic performance, decreased involvement with law enforcement, increased trust in law enforcement by both the participant and the family members, improved overall outlook, expectation for life, and general behavior and attitude at home and school.

Glass Slipper Boutique

JLA’s Glass Slipper Boutique has been providing formals to young ladies in families currently facing hardship since 2008. It is important to note that 1 in 5 teens lives in poverty or in a low income household. Through the GSB they are able to find a dress, accessories and shoes needed to attend their prom.  Safe dating information is also provided.  JLA has provided over 800 gowns and transforms the Center into a beautiful boutique to make the experience truly memorable.  Through the donations of our sponsors and community, this exciting event provides young ladies the opportunity to attend an important high school event and to feel confident and glamorous!


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Back-to-School Kickoff

A $15 donation to the Back to School Kickoff provides one student with a backpack and all the supplies he or she needs for the entire school year.

Plates for a Purpose

All funds raised from Plates for a Purpose will benefit local abuse prevention initiatives.

Cornhole Tournament

All proceeds from the Annual Cornhole Tournament will be donated to abuse prevention initiatives.

Glass Slipper Boutique

All dresses, jewelry, and shoes donated to the Glass Slipper Boutique will be available free of charge to high school girls to wear to prom.

Tee it Up for Charity

Profits from the Tee it Up for Charity Golf Tournament will assist in the upkeep of the Center for Community Service


Since its inception in 1975, the Junior League of Arlington has:

  • Raised over $4 million dollars for Tarrant County Communities.
  • Supported the community through grants, scholarships, and community project funding totaling more than $3 million.
  • Provided a meeting space for over 300 local organizations at The Center for Community Service at 4002 West Pioneer Parkway.
  • Sent 59 delegates to 72 conventions across the country.
  • Placed members in more than 2,500 community nonprofit positions alone, totaling over 750,000 volunteer hours.


The Junior League of Arlington thanks our sponsors and in-kind donors for their generous support. You all truly help us make a positive impact on the community.