Junior Civitan is an organization of youth service clubs dedicated to making the world a better place. With 11,000 members across 350 clubs and four continents, Junior Civitans have a huge impact on the world around us! Here’s a look at the basics of Junior Civitan.
As the youth arm of Civitan International, a volunteer service organization, Junior Civitan exists to give our members the opportunity for leadership training, personal growth, and fun group activities, all while improving schools and communities through community service. Clubs are usually organized at schools, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. They are governed by officers elected by the membership.
We have a great time helping people in the community, and have a great time doing it! Our clubs take on a variety of projects, from fundraisers to service projects, from the halls of our schools to the streets of our hometowns.
One of our most important projects is fundraising for research into developmental disabilities at the Civitan International Research Center. Founded by Civitan, and funded in part by Civitan and Junior Civitan clubs, this center is a world-class facility for scientific research into things like autism, cerebral palsy, brain cancer, and more. Junior Civitans conduct two major fundraisers each year for the center – the annual Sno-Do and Dance-a-thon.
If you would like to join your local Junior Civitan club, great! You can either contact your club directly, or contact our international headquarters. To find out more about Junior Civitan, or to learn how to start a club at your school, please contact us here, or call 1-800-CIVITAN.
To find out more about Civitan International, please visit their website here.