The Ann Arbor Chapter’s programming activities support of the National Thrust for community stewardship and “The Power to Make a Difference”.
Our children are taught that they are catalysts in their community for change and they make the community stronger when they positively participate and make a difference.
Our youngest Jack and Jills participate in local events that support the community – ensuring that their commitment to contribute, matters, for every life in our community and those ties remain strong. Our annual Beau/Debutante Ball recognizes our graduating seniors as well as other African-American high school seniors within the Ann Arbor metro area. These young adults are engaged in workshops focused on college preparation, social graces, fundraising and other modules designed to help them make a difference and believe in their power to do so on their journey into adulthood.
Our primary community partner is Peace Neighborhood Center, which operates programs for children, families, and individuals to promote self-sufficiency and positive community involvement.
Almost from our inception, Jack and Jill of America has been involved with efforts to end polio, from fundraising to participating in walks, coordinating auctions and chapter participation in March of Dimes programming. More recently, our participation in the March for Babies program helps to ensure that all babies get a chance for healthy lives.
After being a catalyst in eradicating polio, the March of Dimes turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. It has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.
For more information, please visit the website at March of Dimes.
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, is proud to join forces with the American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke movement to raise awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs among the African American community.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
For more information, please visit the website at: American Heart Association.
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