National Events & Programs

United States Junior Chamber

The United States Junior Chamber exists for active young citizens ages 18 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. We believe we can and should address the needs of others.


Becoming a member of the Jaycees is a step in the right direction if you’re looking to branch out, meet new people, become a civic leader, find new challenges, develop professional skills and make new connections locally, nationally and internationally. The opportunities are endless when you join the Jaycees.


Our mission is to empower young active citizens to create positive change in their communities. Our members offer targeted, sustainable solutions that achieve results. From poverty to illiteracy to the UN Millennium Development Goals, our members tackle serious issues without hesitation.

National Convention

National Convention is held twice a year and includes the Annual Meeting as well as fellowship, friendship, education, and fun!   At this meeting:


  • Members elect National Officers
  • The association honors Ten Outstanding Young Americans, which is the Jaycees’ signature event and highlight of the conference
  • The Jaycees recognize previous year’s outstanding members, chapters, leaders and programs
  • Members reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and benefit from dozens of classes, trainings and general sessions


2017 Annual Meeting  – September 21-24, 2017 / St Louis, MO

2018 JCI USA National Summit – TBA

Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA)

The Ten Outstanding Young Americans program (TOYA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious recognition programs in America. Annually since 1938, The United States Jaycees has sought out the ten young men and women who best exemplify the finest attributes of America’s youthful achievers. Many notables have been honored as Outstanding Young Americans in the past including Presidents John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Bill Clinton, and Vice Presidents Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Richard Cheney. Also honored were Howard Hughes, Orson Wells, Elvis Presley, Nelson Rockefeller, Ted Kennedy, dogsled champion Susan Butcher, and actor Christopher Reeve. Several Miss America’s have received the award as well.

Leadership Training University (LTU)

2018 Leadership Training University


Training University (LTU) brings together incoming leaders from across the country for an intensive multi-state conference to learn everything they need to know to run their chapters in the coming year. Session topics include:


  • making an impact in your community
  • understanding what constitutes a healthy chapter
  • keeping chapters legally and financially compliant
  • building strong chapter boards
  • effective communication with members, potential members and civic leaders
  • understanding the membership database, the website and other tools and