Familiy Involvement

 Mothers

  • Mothers serve as the official members of Jack and Jill and are responsible for ensuring their children are actively involved and engaged in the organization. Mothers are central to all Jack and Jill activities, planning and chaperoning events, seeing as role models and mentors, snd supporting community service intiatives and fundraising for the Jack and Jill of America Foundation.

Fathers

  • Fathers play an vital role in both the growth and emotional well-being of their children and in the Jack and Jill family. Although a Father’s participation is voluntary, those Dads with an interest participate through local chapter’s Father’s Auxiliary. Father’s are role models and provide apportion the areas of leadership development, financial literacy workshops, career exploration, mentoring support, and chaperoning child and teen activities.

Children

  • Children are the heartbeat of our organization as they eagerly forge new friendships and learn while engaging in a Jack and Jill activities emphasizing cultural, social, educational and civic activities that lat the foundation for the future success as leaders.

Teens

  • Teens interact in a self-governing environment strategically aligned with the mothers’ program, aimed to develop and nurture leadership skills. Additionally, teens are encouraged to hold elected offices, chair committees and further develop their understanding the value of community service. For over 65 years, Jack and Jill teens have convened at Teen Leadership Conferences around the country. Teens participate in plenary sessions, leadership development workshops, oratorical competitions, community service activities and rites of passage ceremonies for our graduating teens.

Children and Teen Age Groups

 Sesame Seeds
  • Pre-School (Ages 2-3 years old)
Explorers
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
Navigators
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade
Pathfinders
  • Fifth Grade
  • Sixth Grade
Genesis I
  • Seventh Grade
  • Eighth Grade
Genesis II
  • Freshman in High School (Ninth Grade)
  • Sophomore in high school (Tenth Grade)
  • Junior in high school (Eleventh Grade)
  • Senior in high school (Twelfth Grade)