Teen Group

South Suburban Chicago teens interact in a self-governing environment strategically aligned with the mothers’ program, which is aimed to develop and nurture their leadership skills. Teens are encouraged to hold elected offices, chair committees and attend conferences. Following high school graduation, teens are eligible to participate in the nationwide young alumni group.

Our teens are engaged in monthly activities that emphasize Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s cultural, social, educational and civic thrusts. They conduct their own business meetings that include operational and organizational functions. Through these meetings the teens learn clear communication and effective decision making. They learn leadership and financial modules that teach necessary skills to assume leadership positions through high school, college and the workforce. Additionally, they plan and organize projects for our local partner organizations, which furthers their understanding of the value of community service.

2022-2023 Teen Officers

Teen President – Nya Stokes

Teen Vice-President -Layla Kimmons

Teen Recording Secretary – Braelyn Hall

Teen Corresponding Secretary – Emma Leak

Teen Treasurer – Jared Rouse

Teen Journalist-Historian – Melody Graham

Teen Foundation Chair – Morgan Harris

Teen Sergeant At Arms – Elias Mayes

Teen Journalist-Historian – Khyla Wilson-Hill

Teen Community Service Chair – Ella Kazembe

Teen Conference Chair – Faith Wilson

Teen Legislative Chair – Patrice St. Jean

Regional Teen Foundation Chair – Carlos Dillard, Jr.

Regional Teen Nominating Committee – Kaylyn Wilson-Hill

TLC 2022 Awards:

1st Place Teen Per Capita Attendance, Large Teen Auxiliary
1st Place Alice L. Peoples Outstanding Senior, Jaden Sharp
1st Place Step Competition
1st Place T-Shirt Competition
2nd Place Banner Competition
3rd Place Teen Community Impact Award