The Western Cook County Chapter plans annual programming activities guided under our 2016-2018 national theme, “The Power to Make a Difference”. Programming is the cornerstone of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Our objectives and aims are to:
- Create a medium of contact for children, which will stimulate growth and development.
- Provide children with constructive programming.
- To aid mothers in learning more about their children by careful study.
- To support all national legislation aimed at bettering the conditions of all children.
- Navigate through our gallery of photos below to view some of our activities.
One of the hallmarks of Jack and Jill is its emphasis on youth development with our youth leadership programs. Jack and Jill has taken ownership in responsibility for developing future leaders who possess the skills to be world leaders. Several areas of emphasis include the following:
- Teen Leadership Development: The Jacqueline Moore Bowles Leadership Module is comprised of 16 modules providing the necessary skills required to effectively lead in a constantly changing society.
- Volunteer Service: Annually, Jack and Jill members and their families log thousands of hours of volunteer service.
- Financial Literacy: Jack and Jill’s financial literacy modules offer youth ages 6-19 an opportunity to participate in mock stock market simulations, basic financial training and real-world approaches in learning the principles of responsible money management firsthand.
- Civic Involvement: We serve to make a change, actively engaging with our national and local partners.
- Legislative Advocacy: Biennially, Jack and Jill Teens and Mothers participate in the On the Hill Summit in Washington, D.C., creating awareness among Congressional leaders about our mission and issues that affect American children and their families.