The Birmingham Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) was first organized in 1920. The Jaycees have been very involved in the Birmingham community since that time. In 1926 The Birmingham Jaycees were instrumental in leading the charge to have Leigon Field built. The Jaycees have also been deeply involved with the struggle to keep Vulcan standing watch over the city, and championed the push for what is now The Birmingham International Airport.
In addition to the visible landmarks of the Magic City, The Birmingham Jaycees have also worked on a personal level to help those less fortunate. Each year, The Jaycees, along with corporate and private sponsors, provide coats, clothes, Christmas toys, food, and school supplies to deserving children.
But the physical comforts that most of us can take for granted are not the only thing that the Birmingham Jaycees try to provide. We have an annual Easter Egg hunt, and other fun things to do. Besides the charitable efforts, we also provide valuable training opportunities for our members. Management, communication, and indivdual development skills training are available.
Who I'd like to meet:
Anyone between the ages of 21 and 39 that is interested in learning more about our leadership and community service organization.
Want to become a Leader in Birmingham? Then Jaycees is for you! If you haven't done so already, it's easy to join the Birmingham Jaycee chapter. We invite you to come make a positive change in Birmingham, with a group of young Alabamians getting back to the basics. We're optimistic about the future, and we've got the people to get things done! Birmingham Jaycees is the organization of choice for young adults (age 21-39) in the Heart of Dixie, providing direction and leadership for our communities.
The thrust of the leadership training within the Jaycee organization is achieved through running projects. The member can take on many roles within the projects--from project chairperson to project helper.
Jaycees gives young adults the tools and support they need to build the bridges of success in the areas of business development, management, leadership and personal training, community service, governmental involvement and more. The Birmingham Jaycees provides a strong organization for young people to help make a positive and lasting difference. There's no better place to do that than in the Birmingham Jaycees!