The Greensboro Jaycees are the premier leadership organization for people aged 21-40.
The Greensboro Jaycees are the premiere leadership organization for people aged 21-40.
WHO WE ARE
The Greensboro Jaycees is an organization that works to develop leadership in young professionals through community service. In 2011, the Greensboro Jaycees celebrated 75 years of service to the community. The Greensboro chapter has been recognized as the most outstanding chapter in the world on 2 occasions, as well as the United States (1965, 1968, 1991, 1995, and 2009).
The Greensboro Jaycees Chapter was officially chartered on October 24, 1936, when a group of young men came together to bring a new Ford Motor Company plant to Greensboro. Their efforts were unsuccessful, but they decided to form an organization with a sincere interest in working toward improving life and advancing commerce in Greensboro. Later, this group affiliated with the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce started in St. Louis, Missouri in 1915 as the 'Junior Citizens'. The purpose of the Junior Citizens was to stress "individual development through leadership training and civic involvement." The club changed its name in 1918 to the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was founded as a national organization in 1920.