State Events


State Conventions

Conventions are a time when Jaycees across the state gather, network, learn, share ideas, and celebrate accomplishments of the year to date. They offer a time to recharge your battery as a volunteer and gain strength from the energy of those around – people facing the same challenges and exciting opportunities. In addition to individual development competitions, training, and awards, there will be many opportunities for chapters to share ideas about their most effective projects with the biggest impacts.

Conventions are held three times each year: January, May, and September.

Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans

Started in 1950, the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) program is Minnesota’s  only statewide recognition program for outstanding young leaders between the ages of 18-40 who have devoted themselves to improving their community. The program acknowledges the efforts and accomplishments of young adults who have contributed to our state through their service, thought and influence, community involvement, or entrepreneurship.

In the past 61 years, the program has recognized the leadership of more than 400 young Minnesotans. Past awardees have included young up-and-coming leaders Walter Mondale, Marlene Johnson, Dave Winfield, Tim Penny, Paul Douglas, Matt Blair, Wheelock Whitney, Martin Sabo, and Jason DeRusha.

Junior Chamber Leadership Academy

The Junior Chamber Leadership Academy (JCLA) is an opportunity for incoming local Jaycee chapter officers and members to learn more about the skills it takes run their chapter effectively- everything from group dynamics, management topics, leadership skills, to managing the chapter’s budget.

Jaycees Leadership Academy provides skill-building and resources for our young Jaycee leaders to be more effective leaders within their chapter and their community. The all-day training provides an opportunity for chapters statewide to jump-start planning for their upcoming year of programming.

State Bowling & State Softball

These two events give members from across the state to get together to connect in person to build relationships, develop new ideas, and socialize.  Local chapters bid for the opportunity to host one of these events which means the locations change from year to year.  Bowling is usually held in early March and Softball in the early to mid-summer. What the calendar of events and our Facebook page for event details.