Overview

The Junior League of Sioux Falls (JLSF), originally established as the Junior Service League, was formed in 1978, and was accepted into the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. in 1985. Through the vision and dedication of its members, JLSF works to fill a variety of needs. Research and close contact with community advisors keep the Junior League members in touch with the issues.

  • This past year, members created a Human Trafficking Task Force and a Human Trafficking Education Project to combat human trafficking issues in our state.
  • We are also partnering with EmBe (formerly the YWCA) on its Women’s Leadership Program.
  • With support from local interior designers and businesses, JLSF launched the Designers’ Show House in 2008 to design, completely furnish, and "make the house a home" at the Ronald McDonald House on the Avera McKennan campus in Sioux Falls, a home-away-from-home for families of children with long-term illnesses.
  • Over a decade ago, the JLSF started the Race Against Breast Cancer to help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer and to raise the public's awareness of the detection and treatment of the disease.
  • JLSF has entertained and educated thousands of children through the Junior League Children's Studio in the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, created to provide interactive art activities for children of all ages.
  • JLSF members can respond quickly to community needs with financial assistance or through "Done in a Day" projects.

The Junior League of Sioux Falls is currently focusing on the issues of human trafficking and is dedicated to providing volunteer training and support to educate our community on human trafficking in all its forms.