Back to Basics
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.
During the 80 plus years since the beginning of the Jaycee movement, the organization has
gone through many changes, both in programs and in names.
The Jaycees have become the greatest young people's leadership training organization
in the world, and during this period, have developed a "concept" of what Jaycees should be for its members.
The “concept” is a process by which the "whole chapter" can offer its members a "total experience" -- personal
growth, development of their managerial skills and effective service to their community. While the theory of
the “concept” is the same throughout the Jaycee organization, the specific projects which chapters run,
are defined by the interests of that chapters’ members.