Why Be a Kalamazoo Jaycee?


There are many benefits to joining the Kalamazoo Jaycees. Some are available through the Michigan Junior Chamber of Commerce, the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce or the Junior Chamber International, but other benefits are discovered by participating in projects, volunteering or just trying something new!



Social Networking


Many people come to the Kalamazoo Jaycees as a way to meet people. Whether they’ve just moved to an area or they’re looking to expand their personal or professional network, we offer many opportunities for social interaction throughout the year.



Community Service


While some groups pursue one goal or support one purpose, the Kalamazoo Jaycees choose to support both local and national organizations. We look to create lasting relationships on a local level, giving our members multiple chances to make a difference where they live.



Personal and Professional Development


Ever want to try something new, like sushi or traditional Irish cuisine? Interested in learning about business dinner etiquette? The Kalamazoo Jaycees run various projects throughout the year that encourage learning and new experiences.



Leadership Skills


If you ask the Michigan Jaycees what we do, we’ll respond: We Build Leaders! For some people, this means holding a position on the Board of Directors for their local chapters. For others, it means serving on the State Board. But this also means that we help people become leaders in their own lives by creating opportunities for them to acquire valuable skills and experience.

The Kalamazoo Jaycees, in their own words

Our members are our best ambassadors. Each individual had their own reasons for joining the Kalamazoo Jaycees, and they all have a story to tell. We’ve collected just a few of these stories on our Testimonials page.