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 Area Jaycees has accomplished so much. We teamed up with Fortitude Community Outreach and raised money to purchase zero-degree weather sleeping bags for the homeless. When Kankakee and Iroquois counties flooded, we started a donation drive for needed supplies and funds. Three blood drives were successfully run with Court Street Ford. Kankakee Day, a new local holiday, was established to celebrate our local history and culture. We ran our first festival for the area, “Halloween Downtown”, and it was a huge success. With an estimated three thousand in attendance throughout the day, the community came out for free games, activities, music and Halloween fun!
Each of these presented our members with opportunities to develop or sharpen their skills in organizing, leading, budgeting, marketing, and communication. Moving forward into 2019, we’re looking repeat our success with Halloween Downtown, celebrate Kankakee Day, continue our efforts with the American Red Cross and be prepared to help in the community.
We’re also looking to partner with you to continue to develop our community by taking part in our new member sponsorship program. Membership to join the Kankakee Area Jaycees is $75 (special pricing available for a limited number, please ask if the discount is still available.) You can sponsor in someone of your choice. They’ll get access to all the training and experience from us and trainings ran by JCI as part of the partnership. Their first project for the year will involve your business which will receive mention during the promotion of the project and promotion of the special membership program.
Attached you’ll find a member sponsor form. This can be mailed in or your sponsored member can bring the form and membership dues to our Winter Get-Together on December 8th, 2018 at 6pm. This event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kankakee. During the evening there will be a presentation