We are the founding chapter of the international Jaycee organization with chapters in over 100 countries and more than 224,000 members in the United States alone. We provide training and experience unlike any other organization for young adults. Unlike most civic organizations, our objective is to provide leadership roles to young men and women. We believe in the “hands-on” approach to leadership training. All of our projects are planned and run by our members. Our board of directors and officers are comprised solely of our members. Every activity we undertake provides our members with real training and experience in leadership, management and civic service. Our members, their employers and the community all benefit. Many of St. Louis’ outstanding leaders started in the St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce. August A. Busch III, the late Robert Hyland, Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond, Gene McNary, the late Florissant Mayor James Eagan and many other community leaders are past members of our chapter. Our Members:
- Develop valuable skills and experience that are fully transferable to their careers.
- Develop professional and personal relationships with a diverse group of committed and active persons in the community providing a network that spans the professions across the metropolitan area.
- Learn how to balance their lives and use their time productively away from work.