Dedicated to programming through and through. Let's look back at the dynamic year of 2023. Join us as we reflect on the meaningful community-driven initiatives and immersive experiences that have shaped the identity of
the Jack & Jill Anchorage Chapter.
A dynamic blend of learning and play! The Groups 3 and 4 Basketball Referee Training & Sports Nutrition Clinic was a slam dunk! Past National Program Director Vara Allen-Jones, alongside her husband Mr. Mitch Jones, brought a unique touch to referee training. Moms got involved, turning basketball drills & games into laughs.
Anchorage Groups 1-3 kids engaged in impactful community service at Anchorage Pioneer Home. Through a blend of heartwarming shared stories and impressive displays of talent in piano, singing, and violin, these young leaders are actively contributing to the community. Their involvement not only brought joy to the residents but also highlighted the importance of building leaders for tomorrow through intergenerational connections. 🌟🎶
Elected school board members, President Margo Bellamy and Member Dora Wilson, dedicated their limited free time to discuss upcoming changes with JJ Middleschoolers, emphasizing the importance of self-advocacy. Exciting updates include the Freshman Academy in Fall 2024 and a shift for 5th graders to join 6th grade at the middle school level, fostering more activities, electives, and responsibilities.
We spent an amazing day at the Alaska Zoo volunteering for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Such a meaningful experience supporting this cause. This day was nothing short of a success!
Our Chapter President Shayné Wright and Regional Treasurer Janese Richard proudly represented our small but mighty chapter at the 33rd Biennial Mothers' Regional Conference hosted by the Oakland Bay Area chapter. We're thrilled to have won 1st place for 2022's Best of the Best in Programming and received 2nd place for small chapter 2023 Foundation Contribution. Held at the stunning Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico, this conference was a true celebration of community and achievement.
Embracing unity and heritage at Black Family Day, hosted by the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Our visit showcased rich traditions, from traditional living quarters to intricate tribal art. Canoes, dream catchers, and exquisite handmade jewelry added to the experience, celebrating culture and community.
Anchorage Chapter's Adventure at Children's Cluster! We had a fantastic time being hosted by the Seattle Chapter. Connecting with fellow chapters is always a delight, and the workshops were nothing short of amazing. From engaging singing bowl classes to insightful sessions, we left inspired and connected. And, of course, no trip to Seattle is complete without a Starbucks stop!
Jack & Jill Anchorage Science Learning & Experiment Day was a blast! 🌟 We had a day filled with hands-on science activities, fun experiments, and exciting discoveries. It was a fantastic time igniting young minds and inspiring the scientists of tomorrow! 🔬🚀🌡️
Empowering learning moments at our very own Jack & Jill Medical Academy! Our younger participants delved into our unique "Skills Lab." From engaging games like identifying organs and x-rays to mastering injection techniques, our enthusiastic attendees shone brightly. They even excelled at AED Monitor demonstrations on infant mannequins! A day filled with impactful learning did not stop there. The older group embraced the world of surgical skills, from incisions to sutures, staples to blood drawing. The excitement continued with lessons in CPR, radio frequency machines, and of course, some enjoyable games!