Raise The Bar

The Detroit Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was founded in 1953 by National Founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas, when her family relocated from Philadelphia to Detroit. At that time, Frances Polk became Detroit Chapter's first chapter president. As one of the Mid Western Region's largest chapters, we pride ourselves on keeping the legacy alive in our youth. Our chapter has a long legacy of community involvement, educational children's programming, and cultural activities. We work together with camaraderie as we prepare our children to become future leaders.

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About Jack and Jill Detroit

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Children's Programming

2020 Founders' Day Message

On January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, the vision was clear. “To us as mothers, `{`Jack and Jill`}` has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire … to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.” – Marion Stubbs Thomas Today, we are celebrating 82 years of mothers wanting more for our children, and all children in our communities. We honor those who came before us with the vision, promise, and legacy of living our national theme, the ``Power To Make A Difference. We Can Do More``. I ask that on this occasion, you recommit to the vision of our founding mothers. As our children approach that beautiful adulthood we are laying the foundation for, always remember the hope and dreams that inspired you to choose to be a part of this great family organization. Take a moment to be still, listen and be fully present to experience those ``magical`` moments your children grow and become the next generation of leaders. Keep the advancement and welfare of ALL children at the center of our mission and together we will continue a rich legacy of purpose and service in the name of Jack and Jill.