Teen President’s Message

Dear Jack and Jill mothers and fathers, as well as and future upcoming teens, of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated,

I would like to say welcome to our sensational teens and children. This 2020-2021 program year is going to be educational, interactive, and as exciting as we can make it. I’m extremely honored to have been elected by my fellow Jack and Jill of America Suffolk County teens as Teen President for this year. I am more than excited to make this year as amazing as possible with the help of my executive board, teen advisors, and President Kathryn.

Considering the challenges we are all facing with Covid-19, it is my plan will work virtually with our teen advisors as well as the mothers to help Inspire every member of Jack and Jill. Cooperation is key and during this time, working together and bonding with one another to make this year successful. The path we create this year will be one followed by future teens. This year we are going to be a force to be reckoned with.

We are the movement you fear. we must challenge ourselves, we must show up when needed, and show up even when we’re not. It is our duty as Jack and Jillers to be there for others as well as ourselves and remain safe in order to create change that we wish to see in the world. This year we plan to make our events as fun and as safe as possible. We practiced a socially distanced teen retreat, participated in the annual Tanger walk virtually in honor of the mothers and family members we have lost due to breast cancer, and have worked with one another to come up with educational and recreational activities that we can all participate in virtually. Working together is going to make this program year the best despite any obstacles as we are the movement you fear.

We are resilient, we are brilliant, we are the future, and we are the movement you fear.

Due to the recent events over the past few months being a part of an organization such as Jack and Jill is a blessing. We are a family who can rely on each other no matter what in times of need. Over these past 6 years, Jack and Jill has helped me numerous times. I can proudly say it has aided in creating a strong, black individual. That is what Jack and Jill is for. We create strong and smart individuals. With the support that Jack and Jill provides, we will make sure this is true for future generations to come. I look forward to working with every single one of you to make this year the best thank you all so much.

Teen President, Ariana Levin
Suffolk County Chapter
Jack and Jill of America Incorporated