Ypsilanti Chapter mothers participated in the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 44th National Biennial Convention – An Immersive Virtual Event. A wonderful virtual conference helped to gear up the organization to LEAD, ADVOCATE, and SERVE. This historical event is one to remember!
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Ypsilanti Chapter, held its first Town Hall discussion on equal justice, June 19, 2020, at Heritage Park. Teens and parents from the Ypsilanti Chapter met at the park and had an open forum discussion on the death of George Floyd and others. They also discussed injustice, the current protests, ways to use their actions and voices for social justice, and a plan of action. Members from the Canton Police Department were present, had an engaging discussion, and addressed concerns with the parents and teens before concluding with a prayer and a moment of silence.
Grade Group 5:
Exemplifying Black Excellence: The students will participate in “A Walk Down Black Wallstreet.” This will be an opportunity to learn the history of the Greenwood district of Tulsa Oklahoma (a.k.a Black Wallstreet), as well as African American entrepreneurship and personal financial responsibility. The program will be hosted in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement.
February • Educational • Cultural • Financial
Grade Group 4:
In an effort to explore Black Excellence the children will take a tour back in the history of Detroit. The children will participate in a guided discussion of the rise and fall of Detroit, the passage of the underground railroad, the creation of the motor city as well as a deep discussion and feedback about the meaning powerful African American contributors who help build Detroit.
Educational • Cultural • STEAM
Grade Group 1:
African Drumming– In the theme of black Excellence Children will learn about the history of African drums through a guided STEAM lesson and demonstration while also creating their own drum rhythms. Activity will be facilitated by the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art which is a non-profit dedicated to benightment through the arts,
• Educational • Cultural • STEAM
HBCU Homecoming Experience Fundraiser
Grade Groups 3 and 4 put their advocacy skills to the test in November. They attended the local school board meeting to talk with school board members and school administrators about issues affecting them in the schools. The children talked about the need for more African American and male teachers, more mental health professionals in the school, and more rigorous and flexible educational options.
If you or anyone you know a High School student, bring them to this event on Wednesday, October 9th! Brought to you by Jack and Jill Ypsilanti Chapter and Infinite Scholars Program, it’s an awesome opportunity to meet with college recruiters from 50 to 100 different universities — some will even be doing ON SITE acceptance and scholarship offers!!
Register online at www.infinitescholar.org, and come prepared with application packet items listed in the flyer!
2019 Jack & Jill Day/Carole Robertson Day @ Chicago Classic
2019 Teen Leadership Conference – Chicago, IL
Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is hosting a children’s dance on Saturday, February 23, 2019. We hope you can join us!
##JJVotes – Ypsilanti
Infinite Scholars and Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
In the wake of several recent studies showing that college affordability is at risk for students, the Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., partnered with the Infinite Scholars organization and Canton High School to sponsor a scholarship fair to make a positive difference in the lives of local youth. The four-hour event took place at Canton High School in Canton, Michigan on October 10, 2018, and more than 40 colleges and universities were in attendance. The Scholarship Fair allowed students to learn about scholarship opportunities and other funding options directly from college admissions officers. For high school seniors, the fair also provided students an opportunity to apply to college and receive on the spot college admissions and scholarship awards. College seniors were encouraged to bring their ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript, letter of recommendation and a college essay on Why They Wanted to Attend College so that they could apply to any of the colleges in attendance as well. Many colleges waived the college application fees and many awarded on the spot scholarships. More than 500 students attended and more than $9 million in scholarships were awarded to high school seniors.
Jack and Jill Day 2018
In honor of Carole Robertson, children were given the opportunity to learn about Carole Robertson from a teen reading her biography. Afterwards children were given the opportunity to reflect and discuss their goals and what they believe in, and the importance of believing and pursuing their goals in honor of Carole Robertson.
Ypsilanti Families gathered at Revel and Roll bowling alley for fun, food, fellowship and reflection. Families and children competed in bowling, children played arcade games. After fun and play, we gathered in a dining area and discussed Carole Robertson with food and cupcakes in honor of Carole Robertson. Teens used this opportunity to collect school supplies for neighboring Ypsilanti Schools. It was a wonderful time and a great start to our 2018-2019 Program year for the Ypsilanti Chapter!
Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
2018 March For Babies – Detroit
Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at:
Walk distance: 3.25 miles
Ypsilanti Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is hosting the 2018 Children’s Cluster
Jack and Jill Ypsilanti Chapter and Infinite Scholars Program host a Free Scholarship Fair
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
2017 Mid-Western Teen Leadership Conference- Columbus, OH
Congratulations Ypsilanti Teens! We are so proud of ALL of you!
Lauren Cotton – 2nd place for Outstanding Senior
Large Skit – 3rd Place
Lauren Cotton & Camille King – 11th & 12th grade Oratorical 3rd Place
Secrets of How to Create Meaningful Wealth and Practice Effective Leadership Training- February 18, 2017
2017 Michigan Center of Excellence of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Founders’ Day Celebration
2016 Ypsilanti Chapter Kwanzaa Celebration