About

Our Mission

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change

Our Vision

To be the leading global network of young active citizens

Our Values

We Believe:
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life
That the brotherhood of man transcends the Sovereignty of Nations
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise
That government should be of laws rather than of men
That Earth’s great treasure lies in human personality
And that service to humanity is the best work of life

Jaycee History

Henry Giessenbier founded the Jaycees in 1920, with 3,000 members, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was Henry’s vision to provide young people with opportunities which they had little or no access to otherwise attain. He believed that young people could change the world. He was right.

His theory was simple – to offer leadership opportunities to young people, giving them hands-on experience through serving the community. That concept has never wavered.