Junior League volunteers use their talents and experiences to create health-focused activities for clients of the Single Parent Support Network. Using the curriculum provided by the Single Parent Support network as a guide throughout the year, JLOC volunteers incorporate additional curriculum to help engage attendees, both parents, and their children.
Classes include a variety of topics, including physical and mental health exercises, nutritional cooking and budgeting for healthy groceries, social health and etiquette activities, as well as “financial health” and time management instruction. Rhonda Thomas, executive director and author of the Single Parent Support Network curriculum, also supports and advises volunteers in their planning, making it a true collaboration between the two groups. While working with the parent clients, JLOC volunteers also plan separate activities for their children who attend the meetings as well, providing safe activities so parents can be comfortable focusing on themselves without worrying about the safety of their children on site.