The Ann Arbor Jaycees is the premier young professionals organization in Washtenaw County. With over 80 years of history training leaders in the community, that Jaycees offer its members unmatched opportunities to build leadership skills, community involvement and a professional network.
Its signature events projects provide great opportunity to build leadership skills by managing major events and interacting with community leaders.
Its ongoing volunteer events and support of local non-profits provide meaningful service and community impact.
In addition, numerous other opportunities exist for members through the JCI Michigan, JCI USA and Junior Chamber International (the world-wide Junior Chamber organization).
This isn't surprising since Ann Arbor is a dynamic community and there are always new people in town.
Where else would you have the opportunity to do such diverse things as dig up roots for a Habitat for Humanity house, cook a meal for families at the Ronald McDonald House, or support the various food pantry's in the community? The Jaycees volunteer all over to support the passions and interests of our members.
Your participation depends on your schedule, not ours. You get out of the organization what you put into it and more. You decide what you want that to be.
How many times have you heard "It's not what you know, it's who you know"? As Jaycees, we have many opportunities to interact with the movers and shakers of this community including the mayor and a variety of business and community leaders. Our members also come from many different industries and professions and are a great group of people to get to know.
Do you want to prove you have project management skills? How about telling your employers that you planned and carried out a parade with over 60 participants which was viewed in person by over 5,000 people? For people who want to make a more formal commitment, members have the opportunity to run for the Board of Directors so they can take a more active role in the planning, running, and direction of the organization.
We encourage people to stretch their comfort zones and take on things they've never done before. A case in point is the fact that past newsletter editors have been a biochemist and an architect. We've had engineers writing press releases and marketing folks keeping our books. We also offer a lot of one day events to teach people things like CPR, massage therapy, Internet basics, car maintenance, and a whole host of other things.
If you would like to check us out before you decide to join our group, you can sign up at any of our events, including our monthly meetings. Our events calendar will show you where we'll be over the next few months or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.