Our South Belt Houston Chapter Membership
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 20, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.
Our mother members
Mothers serve as the official members of Jack and Jill and are responsible for keeping their children involved in the organization, planning and chaperoning events, serving as officers and on committees, supporting fundraising and sponsoring community service projects. The South Belt Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill has 91 active mothers.
Our children and teens
Youth are engaged in activities planned by mothers that emphasize cultural, social, educational and civic activities, which set the foundations for successful leaders. We have five age groups in which our children, ages 2 to 20, are engaged monthly in age-appropriate activities founded on our programming thrusts. Teens interact in a self-governing environment strategically aligned with the mothers’ program, aimed to develop and nurture leadership skills.
Additionally, teens are encouraged to hold elected offices, chair committees and further develop their understanding of the value of community service. Currently, there are 67 children and 65 teens in our chapter.
Associates are mothers who have successfully completed their tenure as a chapter member. Associates enjoy continued participation without the demands of active membership, such as planning activities, attending chapter meetings, etc. An associate can seek lifetime membership depending on her years of service to the organization. Associates sponsor programs such as
Mothers Away from Home (MAFH) for alumni Jack and Jill members and the annual Associates Day of Service. The South Belt Houston Chapter currently has 51 active Associate mothers.
Fathers play a vital role in both the nuclear family structure as well as the Jack and Jill family. Fathers’ participation is not mandatory in the organization, however, South Belt's fathers are present throughout the year to support our family programming. South Belt Houston has approximately 35 active fathers in the chapter's Fathers Auxiliary.