About JCI

JCI is a place to develop your leadership skills, meet inspiring people and make an impact in your local community.

JCI is a global, not-for-profit organisation for 18 to 40 year olds, run by its members for its members. JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.  JCI members are from many different backgrounds, cultures and professions, but all share common values and passion to develop themselves and support and improve their communities.

Through workshops, projects and organisational boards, members are able to gain practical experience not always available in their work environments.  They can develop new skills outside their usual day-to-day experience, take on leadership positions years ahead of when they might be offered in the workplace and learn from people with different personalities, perspectives and experiences.  JCI events offer a open and supportive environment, where members are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, experiment and learn by doing.

Membership of JCI is all about opportunities: to gain cv-enhancing skills, give back to your community, network with business leaders, experience new cultures and have a lot of fun.  In fact we have five areas of opportunity: personal development, community, business, international and social.  People from all walks of life join JCI to learn, grow and lead projects in areas of opportunity.   Past members of JCI include Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

JCI UK has local chambers around the country and activities are organised local, regionally and nationally.  You can find a full list of local chambers through out the UK here.  When you become a member of JCI, you are not just joining your local chamber but a global network.  You will be welcome at JCI events in other chambers all over the world.  JCI is present in over 100 countries so the possibilities are endless.

JCI Southampton was established in 1959 and is one of the oldest junior chambers in the UK.   Find out more about us and meet our Council team.


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