The North Carolina Jaycees

Empowering Young Leaders in North Carolina and Across the World Since 1920!

As the premier Network of Young Professionals in North Carolina, we seek to empower our future leaders. This can happen in a number of ways including Professional Empowerment, Community Enrichment, Individual Development, Entrepreneurship, or helping to create a global network. If you’re looking to enhance yourself in ways you can’t even imagine, or if you’re looking to be surrounded by like-minded people then take a look at our space and fill out an interest form. We have chapters throughout the state. We could be the Spark that takes you to the next level.

Robert Cook

NC Jaycees President 2022


We empower young people by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding.

JCI North Carolina (the North Carolina Jaycees) is a not-for-profit organization of young active citizens. Our members, ages 18-40, develop themselves personally and professionally by bringing energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. Membership has been inclusive of all genders in the United States since 1984. 

Jaycee History

North Carolina Jaycees was founded in 1937 with T. Spruill Thornton of Winston-Salem as the first state president. State organization begins adopting priority projects to focus on statewide needs.

Jaycee Mission

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Giving back

Priority Projects

In addition to being active in their local communities, our chapters and the state organization support three priority projects at the state level.

Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina

The Duke Cancer Center

The Jaycees Burn Center


Check Our Resources​

Find all the resources you need to help you and your chapter succeed with the NC Jaycees Resource Library. Search from Templates, Examples and How To’s


See Upcoming Events

There is always something going on, See Jaycee Events Across the state

The Board

2023 NC Jaycee Board of Directors

The North Carolina Jaycee Board is here to help you Succeed in your Jaycee Journey! See Current Members and open positions!

We Work Hard To Prepare Every member For Their Professional Life by building life skills