The goal of Baby Steps is to help teen parents complete their high school education so that they can reach their goals and become productive citizens and effective, nurturing parents. Baby Steps is a partnership between Junior League of Norman, Norman Public Schools, Crossroads Youth and Family Services, and Center for Children and Families. The Junior League of Norman opened Baby Steps in 1993 and since then, more than 160 pregnant and parenting teens have graduated high school while participating in the Baby Steps program.
Through the “Done in a Day” (DIAD) program, the Junior League of Norman (JLN) is able to provide assistance to other non-profit agencies in the community with short-term volunteer needs. JLN provides volunteers to various 501 (c) (3) organizations for one-day projects/events.
In partnership with the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank and McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, we provide Norman middle and high school students at risk of going hungry with backpacks full of food every weekend from September – May through the Food for Kids project. Every child deserves access to nutritious food but some live in poverty in our community and often skip meals and go to bed hungry and hunger negatively affects a child’s ability to learn and grow. With your support, we feed over 125 children every weekend for an entire school year.