Ypsilanti Area Junior Chamber
  • Sponsor a Turkey or Donate to help a Family this Thanksgiving

    Each year the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees collect canned goods to help needy families in the area enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Once our food drive is complete we go out and buy turkeys, potatoes, and rolls to complete everything that's needed to provide a nice dinner to a family in need. Read More
  • Ypsilanti Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities

    The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees offer many volunteer and community service opportunities each year. We're an organization focused on developing leaders through community service and other programming we offer our members. Many members in our organization have joined after they found that we were helping an organization they care about, or Read More
  • Why should I Join

    People join the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees for a variety of reasons: Some are looking to expand their circle of social and business contacts. Others are looking to find opportunities to volunteer & participate in community service projects Others are looking to develop professional or personal skills or find ways to Read More
  • Passport to Civic Leadership

    Previously called the Passport to Leadership, Springboard and Degrees, or Degrees of Jaycees programs, the Passport to Civic Leadership program provides a more streamlined format that makes your 10th Degree easier to attain. The Passport to Civic Leadership program is a JCI USA program to help new and old members Read More
  • Latest Press Releases

    Check out our archive of the latest press releases about the exciting things happening in the Ypsilanti area! Read More
  • Socktober 2014

    We are joining a worldwide effort to help the homeless this month and are inviting you to join us! There are so many people in our community that go without basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. This month we are concentrating on something simple: socks! The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees Read More
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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

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Upcoming Events

Sun Nov 30 @ 7:30PM -
Annual Meeting and 2015 Board Elections
Wed Dec 03 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Wed Dec 17 @ 6:30PM -
General Membership Meeting
Thu Dec 25
Christmas Day
Wed Dec 31
Third Trimester Ends
Wed Jan 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Fri Jan 09 @ 8:00PM -
Third Trimester and 2014 Year End Submissions Due

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 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. .