Who Are The Foxboro Jaycees?

WHO WE ARE: Active in the Foxboro community since 1961, we are a dynamic, enthusiastic volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through community development projects while growing the skills of our members and providing an opportunity to make lifelong friendships.

We provide civic service through the organized efforts of the people of the community and promote the welfare of Foxboro and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

We make friends. We learn managerial, project, and people skills. We grow. We help people. We make our community better and have a lot of fun along the way!

WHAT WE OFFER: Try a new activity or learn a new skill by participating in chapter projects: Want to make someone’s day by volunteering? Want to learn project management skills by chairing a project? Want to practice speaking in front of an audience? Have a project idea that will make positive impact in the community but you need help organizing it? Want to try a new adventure? Want to learn leadership skills by being on the Chapter Board of Directors? Challenge yourself today and widen your horizons!

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: The Foxboro Jaycees are responsible for a multitude of Foxboro community service projects, such as concerts on the common, Relay for Life, Easter Egg hunt on Foxboro Common, Vendor fair each Spring, candidates night, numerous Founder’s Day activities, sand for seniors, and a full calendar of December activities, including setup and refurbishing of the Nativity scene, caroling on the Common, Fruit Baskets for the needy, and Decorating the Common for Christmas. We built the Foxboro Common Bandstand and refurbish it. We led the drive to build the Bill Hyland Memorial Rink. We coordinated and built the Payson Road Playground. And so much more.

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT: The Foxboro Jaycees offer something for everyone. We have sports game outings, Jaycee golf open, book club, trivia nights as well as scavenger hunt, pickup volleyball, card games, progressive dinner, camping hiking trip, kid’s parties, and Yankee swap and much more.

AROUND FOXBORO: We are also actively involved helping other worthwhile causes, such as the Cable Auction to benefit the Doolittle Home, Foxboro Human Services, the William Palladino Memorial Scholarship Foundation Community Spelling Bee, Foxboro Council on Aging, Boyden Library, Relay for Life, Rodman Ride for kids, Junior Chamber Family AIDS Network, and much more.

We rebuild the FOXBOROUGH sign. This past year the Jaycees rededicated the bandstand. We place the crosses on the common fencing each Memorial Day. Our summer concerts are performed on the bandstand. Each year we run National Night out to promote drug education and safety from crime. We worked with the Fire Dept. back in 1995 to place the policeman’s memorial. In 2016, we raised money for the new flag pole by selling Foxboro Notecards!

JOIN US! Interested in joining or just learning more? Anyone 18+ is welcome!

AND — The Foxboro Jaycees are now accepting “Teen Associate Members!” Anyone 13-17 is eligible to join and will transition to “regular” member when they turn 18.

MORE INFO You can start right here — our web site provides a ton of information about us. But don’t just read about us — meet us! Call: 508-203-1JCS (508-203-1527). Email: membership@foxborojaycees.org. Come to Our General Membership Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the South Foxboro Community Center at 7:30pm. (Directions) (There’s no sales pitch; we welcome folks who just want to learn about us — we won’t pressure you!)

We want to meet you!
We want to talk to you!
Make a difference! Make new friends!
Join the Foxboro Jaycees!

Jaycees are World Wide

The Jaycees (or Junior Chamber of Commerce) is a group of young men and women that join together to improve their lives and their communities. Our goal is to provide leadership training through community service. The Individual Development area sets the Junior Chamber apart from other organizations. While many other groups offer community service and social activities, only Junior Chamber chapters offer members the opportunity for self-improvement. By chairing a local project, a young person can practice organization, delegation, time and resource management, public relations and motivational skills. The Jaycees also offer training programs, usually at no cost to the member, that teach these skills. Even if a project does not meet its goals, if the chairperson learned from the experience, then it’s a success.

The Junior Chamber of Commerce organization starts with the local chapter. This chapter will typically serve one or more communities. Chapter members are automatically a member of a state organization, as well as the National organization (U.S. Junior Chamber) and the International organization (Junior Chamber International). Young people all over the world are engaged in Junior Chamber activities.

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