JCI is a worldwide community of young active citizens ages 18-40 who share the belief that in order to create positive change, we must take collective action to improve ourselves and the world around us. Engaging in activities ranging from sustainable development to international projects, we take responsibility for our communities while improving ourselves through participation, leadership and action.
As global citizens, we all have rights and responsibilities. We have shared local, national and global interests. Active citizenship is the capacity we all have to work together towards our commongoals. This spirit links JCI members: the sense of social responsibility and the initiative to take actionto benefit society.
JCI members constantly seek ways to live JCI's slogan, Be Better. JCI members think critically about existing problems to find sustainable solutionsfor a better future. We not only believe that improvement is possible in our communities and in ourselves, we believe it is our responsibility.
The Original Active Citizens
JCI's founder, Henry Giessenbier, Jr., decided to take responsibility for the progress of his community when he established JCI's first Local Organization in St. Louis, USA in 1915. When delegates from eight countries met in Mexico City in 1944, they agreed it was time to officially form Junior Chamber International (JCI). This tradition of uniting active citizens from diverse backgrounds fueled the JCI movement and set the groundwork for creating positive change that transcends boundaries.
Vision & Mission
Vision:"To be the global network of young active citizens." Mission:"To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change."
We believethat faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;that economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;that government should be of laws, rather than of men;that earth's great treasure lies in human personality;and that service to humanity is the best work of life.
History of JCI
Here is a video which briefs how JCI started and how it expanded to other countries over the years.
JCI Sen Ramkumar MenonNational President 2017, JCI India
Dear JCI members, Greetings from your National President, Jc Ramkumar Menon. At the outset, let me express my happiness for the wonderful opportunity to serve JCI India in the capacity of National President. My gratitude to all JCI India leaders and entire JCI members of India. Each New Year brings with it lot of hopes and aspirations. Some take resolutions to make a change or instill a new habit. But, for majority of them, it remains just a dream as they don‘t show the consistency and persistency required. We are JCI members and we are indeed different. BE BETTER is our way of life. To be better than what we were yesterday, to be better tomorrow than what we are today. It‘s all about growing. Sergei Bubka was a world champion, a synonym for Pole-vault. He broke world record 35 times in his illustrious career. After his retirement, in an interview he was asked ‘What is one message that you wish to give to the youngsters of this world?’. His answer was a simple one liner - ‘KEEP RAISING THE BAR’. Yes, what we need to do is exactly the same. To keep breaking benchmarks and going beyond... Friends, let's rededicate at the beginning of the year to better ourselves, to do meaningful projects and programs, to attract more youngsters into our organisation and indeed to make a difference. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate NP - 2016 and JCI VP - 2017 JCI Sen. Rajshree Bhaje and her team 2016 for making the year a fantabulous one. Let's make the year 2017 an ever memorable one. Wish you all a wonderful year ahead. Let's build a better future.JCI Sen Ramkumar Menon2017 National PresidentJCI India
Jc HGF P S Jeevan NathZone Vice President 2017, Region C, Zone IV, JCI India
Dear Jaycees warm Greetings,It is indeed a great pleasure to address you . My appreciations to team JCI Vizag for bringing useful information through this website.As a JCI member we endeavor to take action in our communities to bring positive change in our society. In JCI, we lay strong emphasis on personal and skill development. Thus, we are committed to groom people through sharing of ideas, experiences, teamwork, liaising with partners and proximity with communities. This allows individuals to become Young Active Citizens.In approaching my new role as Zone Vice president President of region C, I wish to express my sincere thanks to all our members who supported me to such a privileged position. I look forward to my new duties with great enthusiasm.Thanks and RegardsJc HGF P S Jeevan NathZVP 2017, Region C, Zone IV, JCI India
Jc JFM S Ravi Kanth Reddy2017 President, JCI Vizag
Dear Patron,It is a great privilege to lead a local organization as a President and I thank all my members for chosing me for this year. With the able team that I have, I am very confident that we can create impact this year, and we will be able to take that one leap of faith towards a better future. I always admire the purpose of JCI and that is what makes me stick to this organization, love this organization so much and to always give my best to this organization. I always say onething to any member who joins any organization - it is not about whether you have become a member or not, it is more about how participative you are and how much intiative you are taking. It is the participation and initiaives you take that decides how much your develop yourself and how much impact you create through the organization. JCI is a wonderful platform which provides you opportunities at various levels, it is only upto the members to grab those and make best use of them. In this lovely one year of my Presidentship, I hope the all local organizations across the world take that One Leap of Faith and together march the world towards a better future.Thanks and RegardsJc JFM S Ravi Kanth Reddy2017 President, JCI Vizag