The Kalamazoo Jaycees focus on building leaders through involvement in our community, chapter activities, fundraising, opportunities for non-profit board experience, and focusing on the interests and passions of our members.
The Kalamazoo Jaycees are actively involved in the community in a number of ways. We have raised money for community groups such as Warm Kids and Housing Resources, Inc., and we have participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
There are two signature projects we are known for in the community- Ghosts of Kalamazoo Historic Tours and Egg Hunt with the City of Kalamazoo at Mayor’s Riverfront Park.
Some of our Chapter Activities include monthly socials – known as 3rd Friday’s, Game Nights, visiting the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and Business Tours. Chapter Activities are entirely member driven – have a passion for something? interested in learning something new? This is what drives our activities programming.
The Kalamazoo Jaycees also offer resume workshops, interview skills workshops, dress for success, vision and goal setting, project planning, and so many other personal development opportunities. If you are looking to take the next step in your personal or professional life, the Kalamazoo Jaycees can help with that!
As a non-profit organization, the Kalamazoo Jaycees are governed by a Board of Directors. There are opportunities each year to serve in different positions on the board allowing members to gain valuable experience.