Our Greensboro mothers work hard to make sure our programming year is filled with exciting and engaging activities. Along with these activities, the children are completing important modules that will strengthen their minds and prepare them for real life situations. The activities we have each month makes our children's lives more enriching. Our mothers work hard to make sure our children understand and value programming that is filled with fun and creative activities while teaching our children “The Power to Make a Difference” in our chapter, communities and our world.
The Fathers Greensboro Chapter have an essential role as they assist the Mothers in upholding the mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. They are strongly encouraged to support the Mothers in their endeavors to educate and teach the young children and teenagers about African American culture, civic engagements, philanthropy, leadership development and the importance of obtaining an education. The fathers also serve as role models for the children through their continuous involvement from the early developmental years to young adults.
The Rugrats group consists of children from age 2 to Pre-Kindergarten. Our 2019-2020 Programming Year includes activities that support Jack and Jill of America’s Focus Areas: Educational, Cultural, Civic/Community Service, Recreational, Social, Legislative, Health, Leadership Development,
Financial, and Etiquette.
The Awesome Jammers consist of children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade.An exciting programming year for 2019-20 has been planned to address the National thrusts and initiatives in order to foster
and build critical thinking skills and leadership development.
Greetings from the Meteors age group, which includes children in grades 3rd through 5th grade. Our age group activities focus on leadership development, awareness of cultural heritage and community services.
The Juniors group consists of pre-teens and teens in Grades 6 through 8th grade. Our 2019-2020 programming year includes strategic planning and activities that support Jack and Jill of America’s Focus Areas: Educational, Cultural, Health & Mental Health, Social & Recreational and Civic development. We will focus on bringing Jack and Jill History to life through exploration of leadership modules to include youth volunteerism, financial literacy, communication and public speaking.
Our Teens in grades 9-12th, are a creative group of top performing scholars and athletes representing seven different high schools in the greater Greensboro area. The teens support various community efforts individually and collectively including the Boys & Girls Club and Ronald McDonald House. The Teens have developed their skill in running efficient business meetings,
various aspects of leadership and
Coleman Joseph Wood is a senior at Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC. and is the son of Scott and Camellia Wood. He has been a member of the Greensboro Jack and Jill Chapter for 10 years. His Accomplishments are as follows: National Honor Society and Technical Honor Society member, Mr. Junior 2018- Dudley High School, Men’s Varsity Basketball team 2017-2020, Cross Country team 2016, Oak Ridge First Baptist Usher and Certified Nursing Assistant. He plans to enlist in the Air Force.
Demetria Hall is a senior at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC and is the daughter of Demetrius and Teresa Hall. She has been a member of the Greensboro Chapter for 10 years. Demetria serves as Regional Teen Vice President for the Mid Atlantic Region in Jack and Jill. Previously, she served as Vice President (2018-19)and Treasurer (2017-18) for the Greensboro Chapter. She is an Ambassador in Girl Scout and currently working to complete her Gold Award. At school, she was involved in two choral groups Madgicals and Show Choir, an active member for four years on her Student Council and served as Secretary this past year, a member of The National Honor Society, and Treasurer of Women Of Color in Action at Grimsley. She was crowned Grimsley’s 2019 homecoming queen. She will be attending Elon University, as a Isabelle Common Leadership Fellow in the fall. She will be majoring in Biology and minoring in Leadership and Music in hopes of becoming a Pediatrician.
Evan Joyner is a Senior at Piedmont Classical High School in Brown, Summit, NC and is the son of Joseph and Chartarra Joyner. He has been a member of Greensboro Jack and Jill Chapter for 2 years. Community involvement includes: Member of National Honor Society, Ronald McDonald House, Out of the Garden, Urban Ministry Volunteer, Player of the year 18-19 Basketball. Evan plans to attend college in the Fall and would like to major in Engineering.
Jayla Shoffner is a Senior at STEM Early College NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and is the daughter of Jerry & Adlois Shoffner. She has been a member of Greensboro Chapter for 8 years. She has volunteered her time to the following organizations: Service Learning Ambassador, Teen Court, Internship with Dr. Clemence, AHEC-Area Health and Education Club, Science Olympiad and YMCA Swim Team. Jayla will be attending NC A&T State University as a Dowdy Scholar, where she will be majoring in Biology/Pre-Med and plans to become a Pediatric Doctor.
Brandon Davis Speight is a Senior at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, NC and is the son of Doug and Monica Speight. He has been a member of Jack and Jill for 16 years. Brandon is Vice-President of the Greensboro Teens, co-captain of his high school track team, secretary of Providence Youth Fellowship and a Eagle Scout. Brandon will be attending Hampton University as a Honors Scholar on a full academic scholarship. He plans to study international policy in preparation for a career in law.