The JCI Story

JCI Vision
To be the leading global network of young active citizens

JCI Mission
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old, founded in St Louis in 1915.
It has members in about 124 countries, and regional or national organizations in many of them.
It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO.
It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international co-operation, good-will and understanding.
Its members are called JCI Members, however local chapters may also have their own nicknames (eg. JCI Melbourne is also known as Melbourne Junior Chamber of Commerce – MJCC)

Holistically, JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested 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 share 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.

As JCI members, we take initative to solve local challenges. Not just focus on charity or service, we are focused on sustainable impact locally and globally.
It only takes one active citizen to change the world. Be that active citizen today.