“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ―Maya Angelou
Ty Salvant will serve as the Nominating Committee Chair for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) 2021-2022 League year. In accordance with JLNO’s Bylaws and Standing Rules, the Nominating Committee matches organizational needs and individual strengths to produce a leadership team which will most effectively forward the organization’s mission, goals and strategic plan. Ty looks forward to working with an amazing group of women to accomplish as many goals as possible, including strengthening the leadership training, enhancing the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) efforts, and providing meaningful opportunities for the members. “I hope to help women embrace that the League is a safe place to fail and succeed, so we should ask for help when we need it and self-nominate when we want it!”
Since joining the League in 2013, Ty has held many leadership roles, including Bloomin’ Deals Vice-Chair, Project Selection Vice-Chair, Project Selection Chair and Diversity & Inclusion Chair. She has also served on the nominating committee as both a committee member and vice-chair. “I have learned about the depth and breadth of the impact of the Junior League on the city,” Ty says. “For over nine decades, women of the League have been influential in many ways from creating amazing programs like Teen Court to organizations such as The Parenting Center. Beyond programming and organizations, the League supports and trains women with a desire to positively impact the city.”
A native of New Orleans, Ty received her B.A. in Psychology from University of New Orleans and is a published author and founder of Time with Ty, a lifestyle brand created to share her passion for marriage, education, family, self-care and community. She is also the founder and manager of NOLA Homeschoolers (a collective for area homeschoolers who connect for field trips, workshops, extracurricular pursuits) and Young Scholars (a community based academic program where parents meet weekly to co-teach their children).
When Ty is not busy homeschooling her six children, Cy (19), Shane (17), Cydney (16), Seth (13), Cyrah (11) and Synclair (2), she loves reading, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, watching movies, playing board games and traveling. As a resident of Lakeview, she has served on the board at Lakeview Civic Improvement Association and the Committee for Racial Equality and Justice for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Ty has also co-coordinated, along with husband Derrick, the District III of Catholic Engaged Encounter and blogs for NOLA Catholic Parenting. “I love helping people, sharing information, empowering and encouraging them to attain their goals.”
The thing Ty likes most about being a part of JLNO is “the symbiotic relationship of teaching, learning and growing. One of my first placements was on the Judgement Call Committee. The program taught a group of 5th graders about the larger impact of crime. While discussing one lesson, a little boy shared, ‘Hurt people hurt people!’ It was so profound for a young child to have this insight and it has stayed with me for the last seven years.”