Welcome to the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Website. On behalf of the mothers, fathers and children of the Suffolk County Chapter I would like to thank you for visiting our website. In 1938, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., was founded in Philadelphia to address the cultural, educational, social and civic concerns of African American children and teens. In 1962, sixteen dynamic mothers established the Suffolk County, New York Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. From its inception, the thrust of the Suffolk County Chapter has been to assist in the development of
well-educated children who are conscious of their civic duties and enthusiastic about sharing
their talents with their community and the world.
In more recent years, the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has been the home of an Eastern Regional Teen President, a National and Regional Committee Chair, and winners of the Eastern Region Teen Oratorical Contest. Authors of the book “Seven Days with Carole,” our teens also paid tribute to Carole Robertson, a Jack and Jill teen who was killed in the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing. In 2016, two of our Suffolk County Jack and Jill children were selected
as publishers in the Jack and Jill National Literary Masterminds Contest.
Suffolk County Chapter mothers, fathers and children, working together as one, engage in numerous community service projects that address the needs of our neighbors such as food, clothes and school supplies drives. Through our dynamic teens, our chapter has addressed social issues facing many teens through a Jack and Jill Anti-Bullying Campaign and Forum in which many school districts in Suffolk County participated. In addition, our successful fundraising efforts have provided the Suffolk County Chapter with the opportunity to provide scholarships to many deserving high school students in Suffolk County. The motto, “ To whom much is given, much is expected,” is at the core of all that we do as we work, live and play together.
20th Chapter President