Jack and Jill of America to host Children’s Cluster

FLINT — The Flint Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is gearing up to welcome members from across the state to the annual Children’s Cluster meeting on March 14.

Planned for its youth members in kindergarten through 8th grade, the event features workshops focusing on legislative issues, leadership development, public speaking skills development, respect for cultural diversity, financial literacy, and STEM training.

The finale of the Children’s/ Pre-Teen Cluster highlights a project completed by 5th to 8th grade students with the Mid-Western Region’s Tween Apprenticeship Program. A sample of seminars for mother members will include couponing and college educational savings information. Observing the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. tradition of philanthropy and community service, the Flint Chapter has chosen Hurley Children’s Hospital and its Child Life Department as its charitable partner.

“We, the Flint Chapter of Jack of Jill of America, Inc., are excited to host the 2015 Mid-Western Region Michigan Children’s Cluster. Our cluster provides an opportunity to highlight our programs and our newest charitable partner, Hurley Medical Center Children’s Hospital, while equally showcasing the rejuvenation of the Vehicle City, Flint, MI”, said the President of Jack and Jill of America Flint Chapter, Corey Taylor.

In keeping with the organization’s national motto, “Let’s work, let’s play, let’s live together”, the Flint Chapter will host an open house during the Mid-Western Region’s Michigan Children’s Cluster. All Jack and Jill of America, Inc. associates, alumni, mothers, fathers and children and anyone interested in membership are invited to join them March 14, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Michigan Rooms.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a national children’s organization founded in 1938 to provide educational, cultural, civic, recreational, and social activities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. Today, there are more than 230 chapters, united through national initiatives to enhance the quality of life for youth.

Details: Visit the national website www.jack-andjill.org/. G.G.

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