Ypsilanti Area Junior Chamber
  • Board of Directors

    President Angel Vanas \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Operations Micheal Lennon Secretary Jenny Vroom \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Treasurer Yasmine Lennon \n This email address is being Read More
  • 4th of July Parade

    A printer friendly version of the parade application is available for download by clicking here. 86th Annual Ypsilanti Independence Parade Sponsored by the American Legion & Assisted by the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees  Michigan's Longest Running Independence Day Parade   "86th Annual Ypsilanti Independence Parade" will be held in Depot Town Read More
  • Meeting Information

    The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Ypsilanti Senior Center at 7:00pm. Read More
  • Chapter History

    Jaycee Facts & History Life Members | Past Presidents | Ypsilanti Jaycee History | US Junior Chamber History | Michigan Jaycee History Ypsilanti Area Jaycees Lifetime Members Harold Clark Tom Pinderknecht Charles Gooding Art Vuolo Charles Hill Dennis Suarez John Fry Ralph Chapman Thorvald Marsh Wayne Waters Eric Neitzel Bill MacLeod Lynn Hunt Don Read More
  • Ypsilanti Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities

    The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees offer many volunteer and community service opportunities each year. We're an organization focused on developing leaders through community service and other programming we offer our members. Many members in our organization have joined after they found that we were helping an organization they care about, or Read More
  • Why should I Join

    People join the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees for a variety of reasons: Some are looking to expand their circle of social and business contacts. Others are looking to find opportunities to volunteer & participate in community service projects Others are looking to develop professional or personal skills or find ways to Read More
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The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees empower young adults, age 21-40, to create positive change in our community and themselves. The Jaycees provide the tools to develop the leadership and personal skills of our members through community service and fundraising, personal and professional skills development, and by providing social and networking opportunities.

The Jaycees' programming and events are focused in the areas of Community Development, Management and Business Development, Individual Development, International Involvement and Membership Development. Each year, our local chapter produces 50-70 projects -- all originated, planned and ran by our members.

Our projects and events focus on:
  • Creating Impact in our Community through community service and fundraising, government and civic involvement, and projects benefiting area youth
  • Creating Impact in our Personal and Professional Lives by holding skills development trainings, and by participating in State and National conferences and competitions
  • Contributing to a Larger International Impact through international awareness and involvement projects, and working towards United States Junior Chamber and JCI focus areas
  • Facilitating Social and Networking Opportunities through regular meetings and socials

We are a group of dedicated, passionate and hard-working young people focused on making themselves and our community a better place to be. We take pride in what we do and are dedicated to leading the positive change needed throughout Ypsilanti.

Since our founding in 1937, we truly believe that service to humanity is THE BEST WORK OF LIFE

Please Support Our Members' Businesses

Click on a Banner to Visit their Homepage
Use GoodShop to do your online shopping and raise $ for Jaycee community projects.

Upcoming Events

Sat Apr 04 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Spring Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Scramble
Sat Apr 11 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Life is Brewtiful
Wed Apr 15 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
General Membership Meeting
Tue Apr 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
New Member Orientation
Thu Apr 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Update Committee
Wed May 06 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Board Meeting
Fri May 08
MIJC Conference

Want to Get Involved, Make a Difference, & Get to Know Your Community

The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees give back to the community in many ways by running our own projects and fundraising for and participating in other organizations events. Some projects we've recently been involved with are:

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Accessible Playground Build
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Drop
  • Ypsi PRIDE City Clean-Up Day
  • Bountiful Baskets Project
  • Senior Dinner
  • 4th of July Parade

Meet Other Young Adults, Develop Friendships, & Have Fun!

Whether you are new to Ypsilanti or have lived here all your life, being active in the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees will introduce you to new lifelong friends and business partners.

Attend social functions such as:

  • Picnics
  • Dinner at local restaurants
  • Happy Hours
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Family fun days
  • Board Game Nights
  • Cookouts
  • Camping Trips
  • Compete or watch our kickball team

Learn skills that can help you personally & professionally

The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees offer opportunities to build your personal & professional skills. A variety of programs are offered based on member interest.

Projects are as varied as:

  • Snowshoeing
  • French Cooking
  • Resume Writing
  • Self Defense
  • CPR Training
  • Ball Room Dancing
  • Social Media For Business
  • Public Speaking

Learn More

We have a lot of info on our website here are some pages you can visit to learn a little bit more about us.


Interested in learning more? Fill out our online form to request more info or e-mail our membership VP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .