Programming is the heart of Jack and Jill
Chapter Programming is the “heart” of the organization. It is the way that we “create a medium of contact for children that stimulates growth and development.” The Chapters’ 2016-17 programming requires that at least one activity be accomplished centered on the National Program Thrusts under EDUCATION, CULTURAL, CIVIC, SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL, and HEALTH.
Youth Leadership Programs.
One of the hallmarks of Jack and Jill is its emphasis on youth development with our youth leadership programs. Whether it is through skill enhancement, financial literacy or volunteer opportunities, this organization has become a national model for creating effective programs. Jack and Jill has taken ownership in responsibility for developing future leaders who possess the skills to be world leaders.
Teen Leadership Development
The Jacqueline Moore Bowles Leadership Module is comprised of 16 modules providing the necessary skills required to effectively lead in a constantly changing society.
Annually, Jack and Jill members and their families log thousands of hours of volunteer service. Both members and children support and participate in efforts such as annual walks, marathons, beautification projects, youth mentoring and other initiatives focused on making a difference in the communities they serve.
It is important that youth learn fiscal responsibility at an early age. Jack and Jill’s financial literacy modules offer youth ages 6-19 an opportunity to participate in mock stock market simulations, basic financial training and real-world approaches in learning the principles of responsible money management firsthand.
We represent more than 40,000 family members, and more than 10,000 members who serve their communities in over 35 states. We work in a variety of capacities to include stay-at-home mothers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, ministers and leaders of industry with the belief that we can make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education.
Our Motto and Pledge
Let’s work, let’s play, let’s live together.
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.
Objectives and Aims
The objectives of this nonprofit organization are:
- To create a medium of contact for children this will stimulate growth and development.
- To provide for children a constructive educational, cultural, civic, recreational, and social program
The aims of the organization are:
- To aid mothers in learning more about their children by careful study
- To seek for all children the same advantages which we desire for our own
- To support all National legislation aimed at bettering the conditions of all children
One of the hallmarks of Jack and Jill is its emphasis on youth development with our youth leadership programs. Jack and Jill has taken ownership in responsibility for developing future leaders who possess the skills to be world leaders through dynamic chapter programming. In keeping with our National Program Thrusts, Inglewood Chapter’s programming platform includes EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, CIVIC, SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL, and HEALTHY activities.
I’m Black and I’m Proud
Appreciation Our History and Culture:
The Historically Black CollegedandUniversities (HBCU) pathway Celebrating Balck Leader, Authors, and Inventors
- Jack & Jill Storytime.
- Black History ExplorationLEARN MORE
Empowering Future Leaders
- Leadership and Officer Skills training.
- Financial Modules – NEW Modules sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Moms Only Leadership Development and Officer Training
College and Career readiness
Career Conversations – Exploring the possibilities!
STE(A)M Webinars for children, teens, and moms.
JJ Swim!: So you want to be a LifeGuard?
Closing the Wealth gap-creating generational wealth
As part of Jack and Jill’s Cultural Heritage programming thrust, the Bedtime Stories series was introduced to support our commitment to Early Childhood Literacy. The stories are read online in a webinar forum by African American authors for an intended audience of pre-kindergarten through third-grade children. Through this initiative we hope to engage children, promote self-esteem, support the development of their language and reading skills and simply be FUN!
The format allows for children to ask the authors questions about the stories and interact on a national level. Jack and Jill currently partners with several other organizations in presenting the stories, and we work closely with local children’s community centers to distribute the titles in an effort to promote literacy in ALL communities.
At the 2016 National Convention in Palm Desert, CA, Jack and Jill unveiled “The Super Chronicles” by the children of Jack and Jill of America. This special edition book is a collection of stories and illustrations from our youth nation-wide.
The Power to Make a Difference
Since Jack and Jill of America, Inc., was founded in 1938, it has evolved into a strong national organization as a result of strong programming. Our founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas, had a simple idea of bringing together children in social and cultural relationships, and this idea avalanched into a strong national organization. Our story of growth is one of amity and felicity. As new members were welcomed and new chapters are formed, the aims and ideals of Jack and Jill have strengthened, always with our children and civic service as the focal points.
Baltimore Chapter programs are primarily centered around leadership development, awareness of cultural heritage and community service. To these ends, we have established multifaceted initiatives such as STE[A]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), the Healthy Living Initiative (centered on lifestyle improvements and healthy development) and various projects with our national and local partners. The philosophy we embrace is one of holistic enrichment of our youth and, by extension, our communities. Our national theme is The Power to Make a Difference.
P.O. Box 465
Baltimore, Maryland 21203