Leadership development through community involvement has been the basis of the Jaycees since its inception in 1920. The goal of the not-for-profit organization is to provide members a means to reach their full potential through networking and personal growth opportunities, and is ideal for proactive young people ages 18 to 41. Members enhance a variety of skills as they work together to plan and run civic and individual development activities in their home communities and chapters, such as:
Developing business plans for maximum success and impact for each event
Learning to successfully manage volunteers
Communicating effectively, public speaking and debating as a team
Discovering the needs of the community and managing resources to meet them
Organizing efforts to make the most of dollars raised and hours volunteered
All members have unique talents to offer. We provide them an outlet to share those talents in programs and projects that benefit other members, as well as the community at large. Your involvement with the Jaycees will provide you opportunities to meet people, impact your community, and apply skills to enhance your career.
Connect with like minded individuals. Not only has the Jaycees produced successful business owners and other prominent leaders, but it has also brought together many friends and families. Statewide conferences are held where members take advantage of various training seminars, round table discussions, and socials to network with people from across the state. The true value of the program is in sharing with others the experience of participating.
Impact the world in which you live. Few organizations touch as many lives, in as many ways, as the Jaycees. Chapters:
Develop civic leaders
Provide assistance with national and international disaster relief
Support programs such as cancer organizations, camps for individuals with developmental disabilities, collection drives for troops and numerous other diverse programs
Are involved in their communities running festivals, raising funds for many causes, as well as directly helping individuals in need
Engage with local, state and national civic leaders. No other organization has the history or the ability to connect its members with the breath and depth of civic leaders as the Jaycees. Imagine gaining access to your government officals and members of the United Nations Foundation. The Jaycees don't just watch history being made, we Impact it!
About the Lock Haven Area Jaycees
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.
The Lock Haven Area Jaycees continue to help out the community. Today, members of the chapter made over 30 gallons of ham and green bean soup to donate to the Red Eye Center in Flemington to serve the needy individuals in our community tomorrow during these trying times. The Jaycees join the community in thanking volunteers at the Red Eye Center for their tireless service and providing approximately 100,000 meals for those in need over the last three months..