Inspire Kankakee

In response to rising suicide rates, instances of bullying, and mental health challenges faced by many in our county, the Kankakee Area Jaycees is launching #InspireKankakee. We are joining the global “Don’t Give Up Movement” to spread messages of hope and love! We are currently raising funds to purchase these inspirational yard signs to place […]

Fill The Blessings Boxes

The Kankakee Area Jaycees will be accepting monetary donations and items to fill the Blessings Boxes all around the greater Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Momence, and Grant Park area. The point of the Blessings Boxes is for the community members to come take what they need and replace it with something for someone else if they […]

Becky’s Blessing Bakery Fundraiser

The Kankakee Area Jaycees will be accepting monetary donations and items needed by Becky’s Blessing Bakery, a year-round charity bake sale based out of Momence, IL. Becky sells baked items and donates 100% of the sales to local nonprofits. Currently, Becky is raising money for Fortitude via the Smart Wash laundromat in Bourbonnais, which is […]

Breathe Deep Kankakee

The Kankakee Area Jaycees is teaming up with Lungevity to change the outcome for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support. On June 22, 2019, we’ll be hosting a 5k run/walk to raise funds for this cause. Our very own Diane Spry is battling lung cancer. Diagnosed with stage three non-small cell adenocarcinoma […]

Meet the 2019 Board

Amanda Bove is the Communications Director for the Kankakee Area Jaycees, which she joined in 2018. Amanda is a licensed elementary teacher, and she is currently a reading tutor. Amanda and her husband, Ed, have three sons, and she is active in multiple support groups for mothers. Amanda has a Master’s degree in Teaching and a […]

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2019 Kankakee Area Jaycees! As you know, we are a leadership organization that creates projects for community improvement, equipping its members with the skills and resources to create a positive impact. Our chapter has doubled in the course of the past few months purely by word of mouth and by our projects […]

Special Member Sponsorship Promotion

The Kankakee Area Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization that has operated in the Kankakee area since 2009. We have been devoted to helping people between the ages of 18 and 41 learn business and professional leadership skills by engaging them in community development projects. Creating tomorrow’s leaders while creating positive change. In 2018 the Kankakee […]

Halloween Downtown – Kankakee Illinois

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, The Kankakee Area Jaycees will be hosting ‘Halloween Downtown.’ Our goal is to provide a family-friendly environment and day with activities for all. Running from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the festival will take place in the Farmer’s Market parking lot and on S. Schuyler Ave. The event will feature […]