History of Baytown Junior Forum
Baytown Junior Forum is a private, non-profit, philanthropic organization which was organized in 1964 by thirteen women interested in devoting time to serving our community. Betty Jameson, who had been a member of Pasadena Junior Forum before moving to Baytown, initiated the group and served as its first president.
Over the last 50 years, the ladies of Baytown Junior Forum have given over 100,000 hours of volunteer time in numerous service projects and given in excess of $475,000 in charitable contributions. All proceeds from our fundraising efforts are given back to the community through our "Strength Through Service" Grant Program. Since 1998, Baytown Junior Forum has funded the Betty Jameson Scholarship, which is awarded each year to at least 3 deserving senior from Baytown area schools.
Baytown Junior Forum has been honored with several special recognitions. Among them are the Environmental Improvement Award of Commendation and Certificate of Merit by Keep America Beautiful, the Grand Club Award by the Y.M.C.A., Outstanding Service Organization from the Houston Area Special Olympics, and the Community Healthcare Leadership Award from Bay Area Rehabilitation.