The Hattiesburg Jaycees is the oldest and largest Jaycees chapters in Mississippi. Initially established in 1942 and then re-established in 1946 after World War II, our organization has a rich tradition of providing our city and its citizens valuable community services and enriching the lives of the thousands of past and present members.
Hattiesburg has been named one of the best small cities in America and has ranked #1 in health care. Instrumental in the establishment of Forrest General Hospital in the 1950′s, the Hattiesburg Jaycees have played an important role in Hattiesburg’s achievement.
For over 45 years we have been the proud sponsors of the Forrest County Junior Miss Program (now known as Distinguished Young Woman). Through it, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars for college scholarships for deserving high school girls.
Our organization also has close ties with the public school system and youth sports. In the 1950′s we donated to the city the land that Hattiesburg High School now calls home, and also donated the land where Dixie Youth Baseball is now played. Since then, we have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Hattiesburg High School and the athletic department through numerous projects.
The Hattiesburg Jaycees offer unlimited opportunities for the young citizens of our community through our Individual Development, Community Development, and Management Development programming areas. Whether you work for a large corporation, own a small business, or are attending college, the Hattiesburg Jaycees can help fulfill your goal of personal growth and leadership development while improving the quality of life in our city.