About Us


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We are best known as the organizers of the Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade, the longest running community event in Escondido. However, there is a lot more to know about the Escondido Jaycees.

The Escondido Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives adults 18-40 the tools they need to succeed in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections.

*You do not need to be a resident of Escondido to join our group.

Members of the Escondido Jaycees have many opportunities to achieve their goals and develop their skills. Whether you are interested in being a chapter officer, or simply working on a project committee, you will have the chance to sharpen skills ranging from marketing to personnel management and more! Every member has unique talents to offer, and we provide them the freedom to contribute them in any way, from training other members, to creatively using them in programs and projects. The Escondido Jaycees have contributed to great things, including:

  • North County Special Olympics
  • Junior Miss Pageant
  • Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade
  • Kit Carson Park Play Areas
  • Kid Print
  • Annual Escondido Cleanup
  • Grand Avenue Lighting
  • Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers
  • Walk for Mankind
  • Initiated Graffiti Removal Program
  • Grape Day Festival Revival
  • Bus donation to The Escondido Boys and Girls Club
  • Escondido Community Food Packaging Event

Please visit the tabs under “Events” to see what we are up to this year!

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Junior Chamber International (JCI)

The Escondido Jaycees are chapter of the California State Jaycees, and are affiliated with The United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International (JCI). There are countless leadership opportunities for members at each of these levels. The state, national and international organizations support the local chapters around the globe, and provide training and tools to develop our members.

California Jaycees: http://www.cajaycees.org/

JCI USA: http://www.jci.cc/usa

Junior Chamber International (JCI): http://www.jci.cc/