Past Projects

Past Projects2018-05-30T14:59:35+00:00

1932: Transcribing Braille

Transcribing into Braille under the leadership of Mrs. Robert Griffith…

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1935–1940: Medical Social Services

This project brought and financially maintained a medical social case…

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1935–1943: Art and Arts Interests at Museum and Public Schools

Art and Arts Interests at Museum and Public Schools Financial…

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1936–1939: Clothing Center for Social Programs

A clothing center established in 1936 by Junior League of…

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1940–1941: Music for Young Listeners–Music Appreciation Program WSPD

Radio program inaugurated by Mrs. Harold Van Doren. President: 1939-41 Margaret…

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1940: Hobby Show

Two groups of children were taught by Mrs. Harold Alexander…

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1941–1946: Mental Hygiene Center in Toledo

The Junior League of Toledo assisted in establishing a center…

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1947-1949: Radio Series on WTDS-FM “Books Bring Adventure”

During this Junior League of Toledo project, contemporary books of…

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1947–1948: East Toledo Neighborhood House

The East Toledo Neighborhood House provided aid to the many immigrants’…

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1947–1948: Professional Piano Lessons at Luella Cummings

Financial Contribution: $200 President(s): 1947-48 Bunny Kapp

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1948: Exhibits at the Art Museum

Exhibit of artwork owned by Toledo-area families organized by the…

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1948–1953: Volunteer Bureau

Operating Department of the Toledo Council of Social Agencies. The…

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1948–1970: Museum of Art Docent Program

The Toledo Museum of Art Docent Program was started by…

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1951–52: “Musical Wings” radio program on WSPD with Board of Education

President(s): 1950-52 Ellie Baker 1952-53 Betty Corwin In cooperation with:…

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1952–1953: “Third One” dramatic TV program on WSPD-TV

Financial Contribution: $500 President(s): 1952-53 Betty Corwin 1953-55 Betty Heymann…

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1953: Camp Easter Seals

The Junior League of Toledo created Camp Easter Seals, a camp…

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1954-1960: Children’s Theater Workshop of Toledo

Founded through collaboration between UT chapter of American Association of…

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1957-1960: Homemaker Services

Financial Contribution: $19,000 Description: The Homemaker Services project provided homemaker…

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1962–64: ESAP “Experimental School Adjustment Program”

Junior League of Toledo members were trained as teacher’s aides…

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1965–1985: Careers in Social Work

The Junior League of Toledo offered scholarships to recruit potential…

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1966-1969: “A Good Place for You”

“A Good Place for You” was a film for TV…

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1966: Toledo Needs Teens

A volunteer program for teens run by professionals. President(s): 1965-67…

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1965–1967: Film production “The Fate of the River” TV film project

“The Fate of the River” was a film produced by…

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1968–71: Pre-Adolescent School Program

The first Northwest Ohio daycare, residential treatment, and education center…

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1968–1970: Special Grandparent Program

A precursor of the nationwide Foster Grandparents Program, which enlisted…

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1968–1971: Medical College School Program

The Medical College School Program, housed at Medical College of…

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1969–1970: Channel 30 Project

The Junior League of Toledo presented a half-hour program at…

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1969–1972: Day Care Center

This project encouraged the abilities of pre-school underprivileged children and…

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1969–1972: Drug Rehabilitation Project

Financial Contribution: $20,000 President(s): 1971-73 Peggy Emerson

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1971–1972: Community Rebuilders

Financial Contribution: $2,500 President(s): 1971-73 Peggy Emerson

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1972: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Care Center

The Junior League of Toledo partnered with the Office of…

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1972–1975: Multi Unit School Project

The Junior League of Toledo provided financial and volunteer support…

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1974: Criminal Justice Workshop

A workshop co-hosted with the Toledo Lucas County Criminal Justice…

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1974–1977: Project Cornerstone

A program provided to schools consisting of a quartet of…

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1974–1977: Project Transition (STP Program)

A program developed by YWCA designed for women 17–21 who…

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1975–1977 Foundation for Law in Public Interest, Inc. Legal Foundation Project

Formed in March 1975 by a lawyer from Advocates for…

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1975–1979: Project Promenade

A campaign to popularize the park by organizing events for…

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1977–1979: Project Horizons

Program provided gifted and talented education. Financial Contribution: $32,000 President(s):…

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1977–1978: Toledo Aware

Financial Contribution: $4,900 President(s): 1977-79 Nancy Metzger

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1978–1983: Volunteer Career Development (Focus)

Created a five session course in self management and creative…

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1978–1979: Toledo Guidebook

Development of “Wholly Toledo,” a guidebook to the Toledo Area….

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1978–1980: Grantsmanship

Financial Contribution: $2,000 President(s): 1977-79 Nancy Metzger 1979-81 Janet Esch

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1979–1983: Project Counterstroke

A course developed by the Junior League of Toledo designed…

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1979–1983: Advocate on Behalf of Children (ABC)

A citizens committee concerned with the quality and quantity of…

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1979–1982: Lucas County Juvenile Court Citizens Review Board (CRE)

The Junior League of Toledo designed, implemented, and maintained four…

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1979–1980: Research Focus

Financial Contribution: $250 President(s): 1979-81 Janet Esch

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1979: Civic Center Mall Mini Project

Created sculptures in the Civic Center Mall—there is one still…

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1980–1982: CASA Guardian Ad Litem

Developed at the request of Judge Andy Devine. This program…

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1980: Arts in Education

Financial Contribution: $1,060 President(s): 1979-1981 Janet Esch

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1980: Arts in Public Places

Financial Contribution:$7,650 President(s): 1979-81 Janet Esch In cooperation with: The…

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1980: Mini Institute on Alcoholism

Financial Contribution: $500 President(s): 1979-81 Janet Esch

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1980–1981: Advocates for Older Americans

Financial Contribution: $685 President(s): 1979-81 Janet Esch

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1980–1983: Discover Downtown Project

A project inspired by the book, “Wholly Toledo,” written by…

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1981–1987: YWCA Women’s Shelter Project

A project developed to assist the YWCA Shelter in providing…

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1981–1982: International Friends

A project co-sponsored by the University of Toledo and the…

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1981–1982: Museum Research

The Junior League of Toledo worked with community and League…

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1981–1982: CSB Research

Financial Contribution: $296 President(s): 1981-83 Tracy Wimberly

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1981–1986: Toledo/Lucas County CARES

This program was organized at the request of the Lucas…

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1982–1983: Focus on Careers/Life Planning

Developed and presented twelve lessons to the community on career…

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1982–1983: Crosby Expressways

Financial Contribution: $1,445 President(s): 1981-83 Tracy Wimberly

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1982–1987: CASA/Citizen Review Project

A project creating four boards consisting of five members who…

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1982–1983: CSB Project

A volunteer program for Children Services Board where volunteers act…

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1982–1983: Children’s Museum

Financial Contribution: $4,211 President(s): 1981-83 Tracy Wimberly

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1982–1983: Ronald McDonald House

The Junior League of Toledo helped the Volunteer Program, House…

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1982–1985: Oncology Outreach

Program designed to ease the transition from hospital to home…

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1982: Volunteer Program at CSB

Assisted Toledo Area Governmental Research Association to establish a volunteer…

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1983: There to Care

Purpose was to enable chronically disabled and incapacitated elderly adults…

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1984: Employment Issues of Women

A study conducted focusing on employment and employment-related issues, and…

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1984–1985: F.A.C.T. (Families Alive-Caring Together)

A facet of CARES which delivered positive parenting techniques and…

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1984–1985: Take A Look At Sculpture

Financial Contribution: $5,899 President(s): 1984-85 Fredi Heywood

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1985–1986: Dwelling Places

Financial Contribution: $508 President(s): 1985-86 Betsy Brady

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1985–1990: Read for Literacy, Inc. (Project Read)

Recruited and trained volunteers to teach basic reading skills to…

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1985–1986: Science Alive – On the Move

Hands-on Science Museum. Part 1: “Kids in Concourse,” six participant…

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1985–1986: Zeph Center

Developed and recruited a volunteer program to assist with crafts,…

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1986–1988: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Project was handed off to schools and Child Abuse Prevention…

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1986–1988: Performing Arts Council of Toledo (PACT)

Established in 1985 to assist non-profit performing arts organizations. Tasks…

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1986–1990: Winter Fest

A joint venture with Citi Fest and the City of…

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1987–1996: Aurora House

Provided immediate and long term help for homeless women with…

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1987: Project Profile

A thirty minute program produced by the Junior League of…

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1987–1989: Corporate Goods Clearing House

A project to accept donations directly from area businesses and…

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1987–1988: Call for Action

Free information, referral and action service operating as a public…

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1987–1989: Cheers for Ears

Impedance screening which revealed serious middle ear problems in preschool…

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1987–1988: Hospice Creative Art Project

Support for children with terminal illness and young people (under…

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1987–1989: Volunteer Venture

Participation in the annual conference on volunteerism in the State…

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1987–1991: Woman to Woman

A national alcohol awareness and educational campaign to address alcohol…

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1988–1992: Kids on the Block – Aids Education

Professionally scripted puppet show presented to sixth grade students encouraging…

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1988–1996: Volunteer Focus

Started in 1988 at Sylvania Northview and Southview High Schools….

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1988–1991: YWCA Child Care Connection

Project provided in-home care providers with training on home care…

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1988–1989: Mother Center Mini Project

A program for first time moms, as well as for…

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1989–1991: TOP Research Project (Teen Outreach Program)

Conducted research concerning an after school program that offered weekly…

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1989–1992: Teen Outreach Program

School-based program for at risk teenagers designed to improve self…

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1990–1991: Children’s Wellness

Financial Contribution: $1,300

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1992–1994: Adopt A Highway

A community wide Adopt A Highway effort to cover all…

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1992–1999: Family Wellness

Focused on providing preventative health care services and screening to…

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1992–1993: Waterworks Project

A project to provide support to the Maumee Bay Watershed…

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1992–1993: Success by 6

Program designed to ensure all children entering school are ready…

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1992–1993: Home to Home

Established a central clearing house or collection and distribution system…

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1992–1999: Shots for Tots (part of Family Wellness)

Financial and physical support with volunteer administrative assistance. Helped bring…

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1993–1999: Prenatal Buddies

A project that partnered Junior League of Toledo members with…

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1993–1995: A Look at Me

A program designed to promote awareness of eating disorders and…

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1993–1994: Promoting Volunteerism

President(s): 1993-94 Bridget Brell Holt

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1994–1995: Nathan Hale Project

In collaboration with Nathan Hale School and other community organizations,…

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1995–1998: Silent Witness

A project consisted of creating life size wooden silhouettes painted…

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1995–1996: Strengthening the Family

The Junior League of Toledo worked with community groups like…

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1996–2002: Family Enrichment

Commitment to strengthen the family unit. Included a workshop on…

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1997–2002: Ready, Set, Go!

Family activities to prepare preschoolers for Kindergarten. Focused on parenting…

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1998–2008: Done In A Day

A plan to respond to immediate volunteer needs of the…

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1999–2001: It Takes Two

A program affiliated with Family Services of Lucas County available…

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1999–2003: Friends of Lucas County Children Services

Project to create a non-profit organization to provide auxiliary services…

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2000–2005: Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP)

A curriculum for 1st and 3rd grade students taught by…

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2000–2005: Greater Toledo Reads

A project to form a partnership with Partners In Education,…

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2001–2005: Community Events Calendar

Sponsored by the Junior League of Toledo Sustainer Council and…

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2002–2003: Voluntary Action Center (VAC)

Direct services of United Way which linked volunteers from the…

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2002–2003: CASA Assessment

Reviewed current functions, funding and operations of Lucas County CASA/GAL…

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2002–2003: YWCA Secondary Shelter

Partnership with YWCA to establish a Secondary Battered Women’s Shelter….

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2004–2009: Diabetes Day Camp/Camp Little Shots

Created a day camp for children ages 6-9 at Olander…

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2005–2009: Food, Fitness, and Fun/Food and Fitness

Project partnered with Polly Fox Academy to offer resources for…

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2005–2009: Toledo Smiles

Junior League of Toledo hosted dental fairs at junior high…

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2006–2018: Kids in the Kitchen

Addresses the growing issues of childhood obesity and poor nutrition….

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2006: 1-2-3 Smiles

Financial Contribution: $4,988 President(s): 2005-06 Christine Jonke

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2006–2009: Hands Around Town

Financial Contribution: $1,307 President(s): 2006-07 Becca Gorman 2007-08 Sandra Chesnutt…

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2010–2011: Aurora House (New Member Project)

The 2010–2011 Junior League of Toledo’s new member class redecorated…

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2010–2012: Bittersweet Farms

Bittersweet Farms was a project to develop a program to…

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2010–2011: Sunshine Community of Siblings

A program for families with children with developmental disabilities. Financial…

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2012–2013: Adults for Healthy Kids

President(s): 2012-13 Ann Ruggiero

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2013–2014: Healthy Family Impact

Financial Contribution: $3,336 President(s): 2013-14 Linsey Ansberg

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2016–2018: Uniquely You

Uniquely You is a one day workshop for girls designed…

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1984–1989: Youth to Youth

Project involved Lucas County junior high and senior high students…

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