The Junior Chamber of Commerce exists for active young citizens ages 21 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. We believe we can and should address the needs of others.
Becoming a member of the Jaycees is a step in the right direction if you’re looking to branch out, meet new people, become a civic leader, find new challenges, develop professional skills and make new connections locally, nationally and internationally. The opportunities are endless when you join the Jaycees.
Our mission is to empower young active citizens to create positive change in their communities. Our members offer targeted, sustainable solutions that achieve results. From poverty to illiteracy to the UN Millennium Development Goals, our members tackle serious issues without hesitation.
The Jaycees is an international organization. Junior Chamber International (JCI) is the international arm, with nearly 200,000 young active citizens and over five million alumni – including several world leaders. JCI chapters are spread over more than 5,000 local communities and over 100 countries around the world.
The Carrie Reich Award
In 2017, The DuBois Jaycees were honored by receiving the, "The Carrie Reich Award," from the Pennsylvania Jaycees. The Chapter's dedication to its community and passion for service initiatives are what lead them to receiving this distinguished honor.
Named after the late Carrie Reich, a former PA Jaycees president who passed away during her term, this award recognizes chapters whose, "service to humanity is the best work of life."Neil Hanes presented this award to the chapter, but gave it to 2017 DuBois President, Rachel Syktich Steele.
Her leadership during the 2017 term is what lead them to having a successful and service inspired year.