On behalf of the members of the Mercer County, New Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., I warmly welcome you to our official website!
Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. The organization’s core philosophy is that every child — if given the proper guidance and opportunity — can be developed into a leader. Currently Jack and Jill has 40,000 members divided into 235 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.
The Mercer County Chapter was installed in September 1990 when 35 mothers came together to form a supportive sisterhood that would unite their families to celebrate and uplift their children. Today our Chapter boasts 46 dynamic mothers and 86 amazing children divided into 5 age-groups. In addition to developing interesting and innovative monthly programming for our children, we have served Mercer County and its surrounding areas for more than 25 years through our fundraising efforts and community service endeavors.
Jack and Jill’s National Theme is “The Power to Make a Difference.” We are driven to help our children realize their power by giving them unique opportunities to develop themselves into powerful members of the African Diaspora and to believe in their own abilities to positively impact their community and create a future that surpasses their wildest dreams!
Rhonda Adams Medina