As Jaycees, we have the ability and opportunity to make a great difference in our community and in ourselves. The Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is the premier leadership training and community service organization for men and women between the ages of 18 and 40. Members of the Sioux Falls Junior Chamber are truly a part of a legacy of unselfish caring and giving at its best. Our members provide our community with the never-ending spirit, ingenuity and drive that have become cornerstone characteristics of this organization.
To become the organization of choice for young people, providing direction and leadership to our communities and nation.
To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community services and organizational involvement while expanding the Jaycee movement.
The Jaycee Creed
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the BEST WORK OF LIFE!
Three functions are absolutely essential for the “total Jaycee concept” to be a reality: Management Development, Individual Development and Community Development programs. If a chapter is badly managed, it may suffer from lack of organization, morale, pride, fiscal stability or recognition as a credible group. When a Jaycee chapter does not offer self-improvement programs like Personal Dynamics, Leadership Dynamics, Communication Dynamics, Speak-Up or Family Life Development, it fails to provide an individual member with the most unique tools available within the Jaycees for pursuit of personal goals. When a chapter rests solely on its record of community development programs, it may lack the cohesive stability of a well-mannered organization. exhaust the leadership currently available or fail to provide for the development of emerging Jaycees. The beneficiaries, when such a cohesive combination of chapter functions complement each other, are the individual member and the community. Only then is it possible to “develop the whole member through the whole chapter” and realize the worth of this total Jaycee concept.