Who Are The Lake Elmo Jaycees?
The Lake Elmo Jaycees is a leadership development organization for young adults 18-40, in and around St. Croix Valley Area.
As a civic organization for young people, the Lake Elmo Jaycees are developing the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities to stand up and take action in our communities.
We engage members through project management and social entrepreneurship that will make an impact in their communities and build leadership skills.
Our chapter is comprised of young adults who volunteer their time to benefit the community. Whether the need is for manpower or money, we are there to help! We provide manpower at many events, some are our own events, but we also partner with various organizations and groups have the require help too. Additionally, we contribute by raising money through community projects, fundraisers and charitable gambling for needs that the community and its people may have.
And we have a lot of fun while doing it!
We put on the annual celebration know statewide as Huff n’ Puff, which is held every 2nd weekend in August.
The Lake Elmo Jaycees offers a wonderful way to strengthen your skills as a leader and as an individual by getting involved in your community and making new friends!
Leadership Development through Community Service
Our Guiding Principles
As an all-volunteer grassroots organization, the Minnesota Jaycees offers the opportunity for a young person to find their own path in volunteering and service. While a grassroots organization, we also provide a connection to larger statewide, nationwide, and international impact. The Jaycees offers connection to mentoring, true ownership over work and connection to something larger than the individual-all things essential to the engagement of young adults in volunteering.
The Minnesota Jaycees envisions a pathway of personal development for young people who emerge as leaders while improving their communities.
The Mission of the Minnesota Jaycees is to provide the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change.
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life!