​​Youth Leadership Programs

One of the hallmarks of Jack and Jill is its emphasis on youth development with our youth leadership programs. Whether it is through skill enhancement, financial literacy or volunteer opportunities, this organization has become a national model for creating effective programs. Jack and Jill has taken ownership in responsibility for developing future leaders who possess the skills to be world leaders.

Teen Leadership Development: The Jacqueline Moore Bowles Leadership Module is comprised of 16 modules providing the necessary skills required to effectively lead in a constantly changing society.

Volunteer Service: Annually, Jack and Jill members and their families log thousands of hours of volunteer service. Both members and children support and participate in efforts such as annual walks, marathons, beautification projects, youth mentoring and other initiatives focused on making a difference in the communities they serve.

Financial Literacy: It is important that youth learn fiscal responsibility at an early age. Jack and Jill’s financial literacy modules offer youth ages 6-19 an opportunity to participate in mock stock market simulations, basic financial training and real-world approaches in learning the principles of responsible money management firsthand.

Civic Involvement: We represent more than 40,000 family members, and more than 10,000 members who serve their communities in over 35 states. We work in a variety of capacities to include stay-at-home mothers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, ministers and leaders of industry with the belief that we can make a difference in the lives of children and families. We serve to make a change, actively engaging with our national and local partners.

Legislative Advocacy: Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education. Biennially, Jack and Jill Teens and Mothers participate in the On the Hill Summit in Washington, D.C., creating awareness among Congressional leaders about our mission and issues that affect American children and their families.

Lavertta Harden

Romica Brashear
Vice President

Evonne Gilliam
Program Director

Michelle Cannon
Recording Secretary

Sonja Hamilton
Corresponding Secretary

Carla Scott-Jackson

Chalissa Taylor
Financial Secretary

Jill Oliver

Arundel Bay Area Officers with Former National President Tammy King, regional Director Mondi KuMBuLa-Fraser and Regional Associates Chair Deborah Enix-Ross

Arundel Bay Area Chapter Officers


​About us

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19 dedicated to nurturing future leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

The objectives of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated are to “create a medium of contact for children which will stimulate growth and development and provide children a constructive educational, cultural, civic, health, recreational and social programs.” Since 1938, these objectives have been at the forefront of the development of children, particularly in the African American community. 

Jack and Jill members continue to revolutionize the development of leaders and make a difference in the communities in which they live.

"Let's Work, Let's Play, Let's Live Together"

National Programming