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Welcome to the suffolk county chapter of jack and jill of america, inc.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Chapter programs are primarily centered around leadership development, awareness of cultural heritage and community service. To these ends, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has established multifaceted initiatives such as STE[A]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), the Healthy Living Initiative (centered on lifestyle improvements and healthy development) and various projects with our national and local partners.


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Since 1962, our mothers have been committed to developing leaders and serving our community.  We are excited and committed to ensuring excellence for all children – On mission. On purpose. Our mother members and children are not only committed to the community but also to the mission and purpose of our beloved National Organization, having served in various National and Regional roles…

Our programs

Teen Leadership development

The Jacqueline Moore Bowles Leadership Module is comprised of 16 modules providing the necessary skills required to effectively lead in a constantly changing society.

Volunteer service

Members participate in efforts such as annual walks, beautification projects, youth mentoring and other initiatives focused on making a difference in the communities they serve.


Legislative Advocacy

Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education.

upcoming events

Check out the upcoming events for the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill, which focus on continued learning and social engagement initiatives.  The events listed are open to the public unless otherwise stated.

distinguished mothers

2021-2022 Deon Retemeyer-Alston

Dear Madame President and Mothers of the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill Inc., When I think back over ...
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2021-2022 Associate Mother Denise Lowe

While an active Chapter member, Denise Lowe served the Chapter as Vice President.  As an Associate there are no formal ...
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2020-2021 Associate Mother Juanita McKinney

Juanita, has been a member of Jack and Jill for fifteen plus years. She has been an active participant in ...
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“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
Founder of Jack & jill

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