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Jack and Jill of America Phoenix Chapter Set To Host Their Annual Children’s Experience with Neighboring Tucson Chapter

Phoenix, AZ – March 21, 2018-  The Phoenix Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated., will host its annual Children’s cluster with the Tucson Chapter on April 7. 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  This year's theme: “Kids College” will provide an interactive, collaborative and educational experience for Pre-K through 8th grade children as they have the opportunity to experience college for a day. 

The children will participate in a rotation style learning environment where they will discuss topics in stem, leadership, bullying, black history and social media while growing their collegiate acumen. The day will top off with an oratorical contest for the children to showcase their public speaking and presentation skills. Oratorical topics include: “What I Love about my culture” and “Is Black History Month Important.”  The program is sure to be a fun, enlightening and educational day that will prepare our children fur future academic endeavors.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated., is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.  The mothers believe that every child with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader. 

To learn more about our national and local initiatives visit us online: http://www.jackandjillphoenix.org/ Follow us on twitter @JackNJillPHX

About the Phoenix Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

The Phoenix chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was established November 28, 1952.  The Chapter was formed to bridge the social gap for African American children who were denied access to museums and other cultural venues at that time.  The Phoenix Chapter focuses on programming initiatives that will equip our members, youth and families with the power to make a difference in our chapters, communities and in the lives of children around the country. The Phoenix Chapter celebrates 65 years of service to the community this year.

Jack & Jill's Phoenix Chapter Celebrates 65 Years

PREMIER ORGANIZATION FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH IN ARIZONA

CELEBRATES 65 YEARS

Phoenix, AZ – November 28, 2017: Today, marks the 65th Anniversary of the Phoenix

Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., established on November 28, 1952 by 25 mothers dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders. The Phoenix Chapter was formed to bridge the social gap for African American children who, at that time, were denied access to museums and other cultural venues. Today, the organization is comprised of 59 mothers who service the community by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.

Current Chapter President, Tara Winey states, “Membership in Jack and Jill has created lasting legacy for our founders, members, children and community that grows stronger with each year. As we celebrate this legacy nationally and locally, we look forward to expanding our footprint by reaching more children in our community through our volunteer efforts and key partnerships. This will give us a greater voice and visibility to reach those that are underserved and overlooked.”

 

The Phoenix Chapter mothers believe that every child with the proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader. “Our mothers have always been mission driven, putting the development of our children first by pooling our resources to provide world class nationwide programming grounded in philanthropy, civic duty and cultural enrichment,” states Winey. “We use our village to grow our children into high performing, morally and socially sound adults that are prepared to make an immediate and positive impact on society.”

Hashtag Lunchbag

Phoenix, AZ - November 7, 2017: The Phoenix Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated., held its annual Jack and Jill community wide service event, #Hashtag Lunch Bag on October 29, 2017 at the Monarch Theatre.

#Hashtag Lunchbag, is a national program and movement dedicated to empowering humanity to

reap the benefits of giving through the use of social media. The community participates by packing lunches complete with love messages as a way to spread love and share experiences to inspire others.

Over 45 Jack and Jill families from around the Greater Phoenix area participated in a profound

way. During the service event, children and adults assembled sandwiches, packed approximately

1,000 lunch bags, and wrote notes of encouragement. The bags were then distributed by the chapter at the St. Vincent DePaul center, Andre House and local parks to the homeless in the area.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated., is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children through chapter programming, community  service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. The mothers believe every child with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

To learn more about the national initiatives of #Hashtag Lunchbag, visit them online:

www.hashtaglunchbag.org

About the Phoenix Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

The Phoenix chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was established November 28, 1952. The Chapter was formed to bridge the social gap for African American children who were denied access to museums and other cultural venues at that time. The Phoenix Chapter focuses on programming initiatives that will equip our members, youth and families with the power to make a difference in our chapters, communities and in the lives of children around the country. The Phoenix Chapter will celebrate 65 years of service to the community this year.