Our programming is developed with the goal of developing future African American leaders. We strive to create opportunities not only for our children but for all children
"Slippery Salmon" are comprised of our
2-year-olds through Kindergarteners.
Our youngest group is beginning to
build relationships with other kids
through hands-on activities and play.
The Heart of Jack and Jill
Our "Eager Beavers" are comprised of our 1st -3rd graders. They are ready for challenges and independent learning opportunities. Past events have included an introduction to the medical field as part of the J&J Medical Academy; an opportunity to perform talents at the NAACP conference, an exploration of our African American Heritage as they presented a Living Wax museum.
Our "Proud Puffins" are comprised of our 4th and 5th graders. These young leaders participate in both community service and educational advancement opportunities as well as learning about social activism. This year's activities will include CPR training, park cleanup, a train ride to the Seward Sea Life Center and robotics activities with Legos.
Our "Frisky Foxes" are comprised of 6th - 8th graders. These young leaders work along side the teen group to develop leadership skills and public speaking skills.
Our "Wonderous Wolves" are comprised of 9th - 12th graders. They form their own teen board and plan their own activities for the year under the guidance of their teen advisor. Last year's notable activities included monthly clean-up of a park adopted by our chapter and a trip to Juneau to learn the legislative process and meet with our Senators.
Our Associate Jewels are mothers that graduated out of Jack and Jill. You become an Associate when your youngest child reaches the age of 19 and/or graduates from high school. Our Associates group is an integral part of the Anchorage Chapter as they support the chapter by attending chapter events, organizing programming, and participating in fundraising for both local organizations and the Jack and Jill Foundation. Most importantly, they serve as a mentor for our active mother members.