We're commonly called the Hattiesburg Jaycees, but we're also known as the Hattiesburg Junior Chamber, and sometimes referred to as JCI Hattiesburg.
In short, we are a group of young, active citizens who are trying to make improvements in four main areas: individual, business, community, and international. We make these improvements, or positive changes, in many ways, but usually though a group project or event that is voted and approved by our membership.
The United States Junior Chamber exists for active young citizens ages 18 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. Our mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in their communities. Some of our past national accomplishments include:
-establishing Airmail Service
-creating the National Wildlife Federation
-leading the successful effort to grant Statehood
Today, members continue to identify the needs in our communities and strive to find sustainable solutions.
JCI MEMBERS TAKE ACTION AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES EVERYDAY.
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
JCI has a 100 year history.