The aims of the organization are:
- To aid mothers in learning more abut their children by careful study.
- To seek for all children the same advantages which we desire for our own.
- To support all local, regional and national legislation aimed at the improvement of all children.
Programming is what drives our Chapter!
Under the guidance of our Program Directors, our chapter enjoys a yearly, well-organized program of activities. The Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill supports the goals and objectives of the National Organization by providing educational, social, and cultural activities for the children of the organization. Children are first placed in groups determined by their age / grade. Group activities are then planned based upon the children's ages and interests.
It is very important that the program for the preschool age group include a variety of simple activities
which will help them develop rapport and friendships with each other.
This is the age of curiosity and questions. This age group likes to do a variety of things that highlight their creativity, imagination and their growing independence.
This age group provides lots of opportunities for talking, questioning and discussions. These are good years for
poetry, songs, drama, stories, drawing, and technology
At these ages, most children are rapidly developing a social awareness and are exploring how they fit into relationships. They want immediate gratification and perform well with many brief learning exercises.
Be prepared for quickly changing interests.
These are exciting times for teenagers. Never before has there been a young generation of Americans, brighter, better educated or more highly motivated. During these years, they will demonstrate assertion of independence from family as a step toward adulthood.
Our Programs and Activities:
Our signature, premier event which recognizes graduating high school senior young men who are leaders in their schools, sports and community. This annual recognition event occurs in December and is highly anticipated by the Denver community each year!
Black History Month
The entire Jack and Jill Denver family participate in a stimulating, educational and fun activity that focuses on contributions made by African-Americans to our way of living related to arts, science, technology, engineering and math. We invite the community to participate with us by having exhibit display tables for interaction and education!
The Junior /Senior Teens and Jack and Jill families participate in the Martin Luther King Day Marade, one of the largest MLK parades in the country (competing with Atlanta) with an excess of 30,000+ people. The 3.1 mile route which ends at Denver’s capital building gives our members an opportunity to bond and reflect on the accomplishments of a great man.
In 2015, our young leaders strongly represented the Denver chapter in the Mile High City and won several awards:
Outstanding Leadership in Community Service - Evan Edmondson
Outstanding Athlete - Brianne Murray
1st Place Arts -Jaquari Lawson
1st Place Chapter Banner/Tshirt
1st Place Chapter Loose Change Contribution
2nd Place Chapter Program Handbook
2nd Place Writing Competition - Jalen Inglemon
2nd Place Arts - Daryn Fouther
2nd Place Chapter Scrapbook
3rd Place Chapter Community Service Project
3rd Place Arts - Laurel Wilson
3rd Place Foundation Contribution - Denver
3rd Place Best Hobby - Brianne Murray
Senior Teens Service Project:
Making A Difference in Our Community
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