by K. Huyghue
On Sunday, May 31st, ten newly inducted teen officers of the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc demonstrated that they have the “Power to Make a Difference” (the organization’s national theme) as they committed to lead others in serving and educating Jacksonville youth.
The “changing of the guard” event marked the end of a productive program year during which the Chapter’s 40 teens focused on philanthropy. Throughout the year, the teens focused on raising funds for The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation and The Jack & Jill Foundation, civil advocacy, improvements to the public education system and education by hosting area youth at a Jacksonville Teen Summit featuring speakers and workshops on a variety of topics promoting self-esteem, business etiquette, and good health.
Jack & Jill is a national family organization committed to nurturing future leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. The Jacksonville Chapter has served the local community for 47 years.