Who We Are?
JCI is a non-profit organization of young active citizens’ age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating an impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals investing in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally-minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and shared goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
During the years 1984 to 1987, the chapter excelled to levels that belied its age at the time, under the presidencies of Senators Roy Ten-Fah, Calvin G. Brown and Douglas Reid.
Voted Best Chapter in the West Indies in 1985 and 1986, the chapter also won three successive “Best Project” awards, including the monumental “Orchard Playing Field” and classic “Fishermen’s Regatta” during that period. Again the ‘Best Chapter’ in 2008, we have successfully organized the Annual Hanover Health Fair since 2002 with our partners Caribbean Health Outreach and Kiwanis Club of Hopewell.
In 2016 we celebrated our 35th anniversary, and the renovation of the Orchard Sports Complex in Hopewell, Hanover Jamaica.
Some of our latest events.