We are organized in six children's groups, based on grade levels, and plan activities that support appropriate learning and entertainment for each group. Our primary focus is on leadership development, financial literacy, and living a healthy lifestyle. Our activities also aim to meet the following additional initiatives as set by the national organization: cultural, social, recreational, legislative, and community service.
Our age groups are broken in to 5 groups based on school grade:
•Pre K – K
•Grades 1 – 3
•Grades 4 – 5
•Grades 6 – 8 (Middle School)
•Teens: Grades 9 – 12 (High School)
In addition to our age group programming and activities, the PWC Chapter plans for all-family activities that strengthen our growth as a village. These national events are celebrated by chapters all across the country. They include the following:
Jack & Jill Day (September)
A day to bring all of the membership together after the summer break. Began in 1948 under the direction of Dorothy Wright, our first National President.
Carole Robertson Day (September)
In honor of Carole, a member of our teen group in Birmingham, AL. She was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963. We honor her with an activity that would highlight the goals of human rights, civil rights, racial harmony that she did not live to enjoy.
National Black Family Day (May)
This day began in May of 1987 when The Honorable William Gray III, Congressman from Pennsylvania, entered a tribute to Jack and Jill of America into the Congressional Record as the organization embarked upon a Black Family Day of Celebration. The focus is on family and the cultural heritage of families for African Americans.