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The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees empower young adults, age 21-40, to create positive change in our community and themselves. The Jaycees provide the tools to develop the leadership and personal skills of our members through community service and fundraising, personal and professional skills development, and by providing social and networking opportunities.

The Jaycees' programming and events are focused in the areas of Community Development, Management and Business Development, Individual Development, International Involvement and Membership Development. Each year, our local chapter produces 50-70 projects -- all originated, planned and ran by our members.

Our projects and events focus on:
  • Creating Impact in our Community through community service and fundraising, government and civic involvement, and projects benefiting area youth
  • Creating Impact in our Personal and Professional Lives by holding skills development trainings, and by participating in State and National conferences and competitions
  • Contributing to a Larger International Impact through international awareness and involvement projects, and working towards United States Junior Chamber and JCI focus areas
  • Facilitating Social and Networking Opportunities through regular meetings and socials

We are a group of dedicated, passionate and hard-working young people focused on making themselves and our community a better place to be. We take pride in what we do and are dedicated to leading the positive change needed throughout Ypsilanti.

Since our founding in 1937, we truly believe that service to humanity is THE BEST WORK OF LIFE

Please Support Our Members' Businesses

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Use GoodShop to do your online shopping and raise $ for Jaycee community projects.

Upcoming Events

Fri May 22 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Ypsi Eats-Bona Sera Cafe
Sat May 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Putt, Putt Golf Throwdown
Fri May 29 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Smarty Party with a Pickle
Wed Jun 03 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Board Meeting
Wed Jun 17 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
GMM BBQ and Picnic
Thu Jun 18 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Update Committee
Tue Jun 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
New Member Orientation

Want to Get Involved, Make a Difference, & Get to Know Your Community

The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees give back to the community in many ways by running our own projects and fundraising for and participating in other organizations events. Some projects we've recently been involved with are:

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Accessible Playground Build
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Drop
  • Ypsi PRIDE City Clean-Up Day
  • Bountiful Baskets Project
  • Senior Dinner
  • 4th of July Parade

Meet Other Young Adults, Develop Friendships, & Have Fun!

Whether you are new to Ypsilanti or have lived here all your life, being active in the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees will introduce you to new lifelong friends and business partners.

Attend social functions such as:

  • Picnics
  • Dinner at local restaurants
  • Happy Hours
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Family fun days
  • Board Game Nights
  • Cookouts
  • Camping Trips
  • Compete or watch our kickball team

Learn skills that can help you personally & professionally

The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees offer opportunities to build your personal & professional skills. A variety of programs are offered based on member interest.

Projects are as varied as:

  • Snowshoeing
  • French Cooking
  • Resume Writing
  • Self Defense
  • CPR Training
  • Ball Room Dancing
  • Social Media For Business
  • Public Speaking

Learn More

We have a lot of info on our website here are some pages you can visit to learn a little bit more about us.

Interested?

Interested in learning more? Fill out our online form to request more info or e-mail our membership VP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .