Programming is what drives our Chapter! Under the direction of our dynamic Program Director Lisa Rose, our Chapter enjoys a yearly, well-organized program of activities. One of the hallmarks of Jack and Jill is its emphasis on youth development with our youth leadership programs. Whether it is through skill enhancement, financial literacy or volunteer opportunities, this organization has become a national model for creating effective programs. Jack and Jill has taken ownership in responsibility for developing future leaders who possess the skills to be world leaders.
We plan activities that provide meaningful experiences in the following categories: 1) Teen Leadership, 2) Volunteer Service, 3) Financial Literacy, 4) Civic Involvement and 5) Legislative Advocacy.
In addition to the scheduled monthly activities, we participate in Chapter activities as mandated by the National Organization. These include Jack and Jill Day and Carole Robertson Day celebrated each September, Founder's Day acknowledged in January, Associate Appreciation Program in February, Father's Appreciation and National Day of Fitness in April and and National Black Family Day which is celebrated the first Saturday in May.
The Jacqueline Moore Bowles Leadership Module is comprised of 16 modules providing the necessary skills required to effectively lead in a constantly changing society.
Annually, Jack and Jill members and their families log thousands of hours of volunteer service. Both members and children support and participate in efforts such as annual walks, marathons, beautification projects, youth mentoring and other initiatives focused on making a difference in the communities they serve.
It is important that youth learn fiscal responsibility at an early age. Jack and Jill’s financial literacy modules offer youth ages 6-19 an opportunity to participate in mock stock market simulations, basic financial training and real-world approaches in learning the principles of responsible money management firsthand.
We represent more than 40,000 family members, and more than 10,000 members who serve their communities in over 35 states. We work in a variety of capacities to include stay-at-home mothers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, ministers and leaders of industry with the belief that we can make a difference in the lives of children and families. We serve to make a change, actively engaging with our national and local partners.
Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education. Biennially, Jack and Jill Teens and Mothers participate in the On the Hill Summit in Washington, D.C., creating awareness among Congressional leaders about our mission and issues that affect American children and their families.