The Virginia Beach Jaycees is the premiere leadership, training and community service organization for young adults. The organization serves men and women between the ages of 21–41. The Jaycees, also known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, provide opportunities to improve upon one’s business skills, offer unlimited networking and social opportunities, and perform public service to the community. Over forty chapters are located throughout the state of Virginia, with nearly 2,000 chapters nationwide.
As an organization, the Jaycees has a dual purpose:
1) To promote leadership training and self-improvement for our members.
2) To provide service and support for our communities.
As a member of a local Jaycees chapter, you are also a member of the Virginia Jaycees, United States Jaycees, and Junior Chamber International-as well as the local Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce! We are committed to service through personal growth, leadership development, and community involvement. Our membership represents a wide spectrum of talent from a variety of occupations, interests, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Cure for the Common Social Life!
Amazing friendships develop in our organization—whether we meet for dinner and drinks, go kayaking and hiking, or catch a movie or a ballgame, this is a great group of people! From picnics to black-tie dinners, charitable fundraisers to sporting events, there is truly something for everyone to get involved and enjoy themselves.
The Virginia Beach Jaycees builds tomorrow’s leaders by focusing on self-growth for our members. This is accomplished through a hands-on approach to running projects which enhance the local members’ communities.
The Virginia Beach Jaycees offers many programs and ideas to benefit the public. The local community directs our focus and areas of emphasis: running events for kids, assisting with job advancement, helping to guide disadvantaged youth, visiting our senior citizens. In order to administer these programs through the local chapters, The Virginia Jaycees provides support and training materials for effective management and implementation.