South Kent JCI
Interested in local volunteer opportunities? Want to make friends with other civic-minded people your age? Join the South Kent Junior Chamber and become a Jaycee. The South Kent Junior Chamber welcomes members between the ages of 21 and 40, providing opportunities to develop leadership skills through community service.
South Kent Junior Chamber is a local chapter of JCI (community service projects, chapter activities, business networking, and fun social events.). As a Jaycee, you’ll be able to participate in
To become the organization of choice for young men and women, providing direction and leadership to our communities and nation.
To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through localand organizational involvement while expanding the Junior Chamber movement.
The South Kent Junior Chamber was founded in 1966. Through 1965 and early 1966, the Wyoming Jaycees recruited men from Paris Township to form the South Kent Junior Chamber. Shortly after, Lew Hebron was elected as the first president of our civic organization. While our group started out as a men’s volunteer organization, we now welcome both men and women.
Have you ever visited Jaycee Park in Kentwood, Michigan? Not many people know that one of our first community projects was clearing and constructing this public park, which was dedicated in July 1968. Our legacy for community work spans over 50 years, from the mid-1960s into the 2000s. Today, we continue to offer community service opportunities in Kent County for young active citizens.
What We Do
As a community organization, we’re always looking for ways to improve our city for the people who live there.
In the past, our volunteer efforts have included:
- Stuffing backpacks for students as part of our Backpacks for Hope event
- Buying items on the wish list for the Ronald McDonald House in Grand Rapids
- Adopting families for Christmas by buying food and gifts
- Sending valentines to veterans homes and nursing homes
- Filling Easter eggs for the Wyoming-Kentwood Easter Egg Scramble
- Hosting fundraisers for worthy causes
- And many other types of community work
We’re always coming up with new ideas for community service. Join the South Kent Junior Chamber to learn what group volunteer opportunities we’re planning next!
Our group is more than just a volunteer organization in Kent County. South Kent Junior Chamber is a place where you can connect with other young professionals, build lifelong friendships, and give back to your community.