We are a group of young people aged 21-40 that learn leadership skills and personal development through community involvement and events. Your involvement with the Jaycees will provide you opportunities to meet people, impact your community, and apply skills to enhance your career. While there ARE great networking and learning opportunities, you will likely develop lifelong friends in the process.
Leadership Opportunities – Leadership development through community involvement has been the basis of the Jaycees since its inception in 1920. The goal of the not-for-profit organization is to provide members a means to reach their full potential through networking and personal growth opportunities and is ideal for proactive young people, ages 21 to 40. Members enhance a variety of skills as they work together to plan and run civic and individual development activities in their home communities and chapters, such as:
Developing a business plan for maximum success and impact for each event.
Learning to successfully manage volunteers.
Communicating effectively, through the writen word, and public speaking.
Discovering the needs of the community and managing resources to meet them.
Organizing efforts to make the most of dollars raised and hours volunteered
Networking Opportunities – It is often said that it’s who you know that matters – and Jaycees are people who are connected. This organization has been known to not only produce successful business owners and other prominent leaders, but it has also brought together many friends and families. Not only will you connect with a wide variety of people in the local and state chapters, but you’ll also build relationships with businesses, charities, and can attend events from the Chamber of Commerce. Statewide conferences are held where members take advantage of various training seminars, round table discussions, and socials to network with people from across the state. The true value of the program is in sharing with others the experience of participating.
Community Involvement – You will have the opportunity to set up events involving national and international disaster relief, support non-profit charity organizations in our local community, organize festivals and other community events, and partner with local businesses to fundraise.
Individual Development – Whether interested in being a chapter officer or simply working on a project committee, members have the chance to develop skills ranging from planning, budgeting, marketing, personnel management, and more. There are endless training opportunities through speakers and formal training programs. Members decide their chapter‘s programming. Anything that you’re passionate about, we would love to learn about!