Are you ready to be a part of the Illinois' greatest region, in the greatest state, in the greatest country on an inspiring and invigorating journey? Meet new people, help build your leadership skills while helping your community along the way. That's the purpose of Jaycees, and we're inviting you to be a part of it.
Join the Region Three Jaycees
Established in 1920 to provide opportunities for young men to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others, the Jaycees later expanded to include women, reflecting the growing influence and leadership of women in America.
For the past 90 years, Jaycees have been a force for good in America and around the world. Jaycees helped establish AirMail services in America with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh, and have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
Jaycees can be found in all walks of life: governmental leaders such as past Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, business tycoons such as Domino’s Pizza mogul Tom Monaghan, registered nurse and former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, sports heroes like basketball great Larry Bird – name the field and Jaycees can be found at the forefront.
With the focus of the nation on volunteerism, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.
The Region Three Jaycees is THE US Jaycees' largest region in membership. Encompassing most of Cook County and Chicago, Dupage and Will Counties of Illinois, we have a long, rich history of service to our communities, providing an excellent launching pad for some of the area's most distinguished leaders.
Want to join? If you're in the Chicagoland area, contact us today, so we can put you in touch with one of America's best local area chapters around!