Nurturing Our Children
We firmly believe that any child, with proper guidance and opportunity, can be a leader. Therefore, our efforts are geared toward developing the next generation of leaders to serve our community on the local, state, and national levels. Our chapter’s motto is “It’s All About the Children,” which permeates our programming. Children ages 2-19 are divided into six groups that meet every month for social, educational, recreational, and community service activities.
Engaging Our Mothers
Chapter business meetings are conducted eight times during the program year. Additionally, chapter mothers organize monthly activities, including a family picnic, annual holiday dinner, and Black Family Day celebration. In our ongoing efforts to promote literacy in the county, each year, we host our annual Community Spelling Bee in February.
Serving Our Community
When it comes to encouraging our children to volunteer in the community, chapter mothers lead by example. We have donated boxes of housewarming gifts to Aunt Hattie’s Place, a foster home for boys in Sandy Springs, MD. We have conducted a food drive for the Manna Food Center’s Smart Snacks Program, organized a workshop for middle and high school students on human trafficking, and participated in a poverty dinner with Habitat for Humanity and many other organizations supporting our company.
We promote legislation that fosters equity in health care, education, and through juvenile justice adjudication. Our chapter’s legislative activities have included: exposing our children to the legislative process through meetings with federal and state representatives, advocating for children’s issues via legislation, and co-sponsoring the Montgomery County Women’s Legislative Day.
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is a proud partner of a variety of organizations that play a critical role in helping our organization realize our mission of community service and preparing children to be successful leaders.
One of our partner organizations that we support each year locally is March of Dimes. March of Dimes and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. have worked together since the 1960s on programs that raise awareness and funds to prevent prematurity, especially around health disparities.
We also support the Jack and Jill of America Foundation. The foundation supports programs that not only create opportunities and challenges for children to learn and practice leadership skills but also build leadership character in the youth.
Additional information about the Jack and Jill of America Foundation can be obtained by visiting our national Jack and Jill of America Foundation website at https://jackandjillfoundation.org/.