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Illinois State Jaycees

About Us

Illinois Jaycee members are bright, diverse, and enterprising young people from around Illinois. These ambitious young leaders create positive change across their communities while building professional skills. As part of an international organization, JCI USA members create long-standing professional relationships and networks with like-minded individuals across the country and world to become tomorrow's leaders.

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Leadership Development

Jaycees provide opportunities to develop leadership skills through various projects, committees, and training programs. You can learn how to organize events, manage teams, and take on responsibilities that can enhance your leadership abilities. 


Networking Opportunities

Being part of the Jaycees connects you with a diverse group of young professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. This network can provide valuable contacts, mentorship, and collaboration opportunities that can benefit you both personally and professionally.


Personal Growth

Membership in the Jaycees encourages personal growth and self-improvement. Through participation in community projects, public speaking opportunities, and engaging with peers, you can develop confidence, communication skills, and a sense of civic responsibility.


Community Impact

Jaycees are known for their commitment to community service and making a positive impact. By joining, you can contribute to meaningful projects that address local needs, such as volunteering at shelters, organizing fundraisers, or participating in environmental initiatives.


Professional Development

In addition to leadership development, Jaycees offer workshops, seminars, and training sessions focused on professional skills enhancement. These resources can help you sharpen your business acumen, project management abilities, and entrepreneurial mindset.


Global Perspective

Jaycees is an international organization with chapters in numerous countries. Through participation in international conferences, exchanges, and collaborative projects, you can gain a broader perspective on global issues, cultures, and business practices.


Friendship and Camaraderie

Joining the Jaycees provides an opportunity to build lasting friendships and connections with like-minded individuals who share your passion for personal and professional growth, community service, and making a difference in the world.

2024 State Initiative

Mental Health

Each year the state President picks a cause near and dear to them to focus on. The state Initiative for 2024 is Mental Health. President Andi has a mission to help spread awareness and help end the stigma around mental illness. Mental wellness is important for each and every person, and we should talk about it. Ask how you can help today!

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