Activities within JCI are geared toward increasing individual members’ personal development and helping them to reach their full potential. JCI provides members numerous opportunities to develop skills as officers and project leaders of local and national organizations and of communities. To provide members with the best personal and development training, JCI offers many programs as well as certification from the JCI University. By helping individual members acquire experience as decision-makers, JCI contributes to the development of tomorrow’s community and business leaders.
JCI believes its members are an investment in the present and future well-being of their communities. JCI members agree, strongly endorsing the philosophy “think locally, act globally.” Members and community sponsors alike know that helping their community has an impact on their state or region, that a regional project will benefit their nation, and that works performed on a national level can have a tremendous impact internationally. Affirming the final line of the JCI Creed, “That service to humanity is the best work of life,” members plan and carry out tens of thousands of JCI projects each year in thousands of communities, making a positive impact on society.
JCI provides its members with the necessary contacts, leadership, and personal business growth through numerous forums and programs to develop themselves as young entrepreneurs and business executives. JCI strongly supports business development in all lands as a means to eliminate poverty and human suffering. Inspired by the organization’s slogan, Entrepreneurs in Action, JCI’s Flagship Program, the Best Business Plan of the World Competition, recognizes participants who submit the best business plans for a new enterprise.
In an increasingly Inter-dependent world, members realize the need for international collaboration, tolerance, and peace. JCI offers members numerous opportunities to understand and be involved in global issues. Through international conferences, academies, programs, Twinning (sister-chapter relationships), and business exchange, JCI enables members to promote goodwill and attain a deeper understanding of the global challenges of tomorrow.