leadership development
individual growth
community engagement
volunteer Opportunities

Our Vision

A group of young leaders committed to personal development through impactful community involvement.

Our Mission

The Ames Jaycees are young professionals committed to enhancing our community through service projects which offer leadership opportunities.

As a member of the Ames Jaycees, you can take advantage of our

Ames Chamber of Commerce membership!

Annual Projects

Ames on the half shell

Ames on the Half Shell is an outdoor concert series held at Durham Bandshell Park from 5pm to 8pm on Friday evenings in the summer.

holiday food baskets

For 85 years the Ames Jaycees have partnered with MICA (Mid-Iowa Community Action) to provide local needy families with food during the holiday season.

great ames adventure race

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) calls people of all ages and abilities to test their mettle at a triathlon of events at Ada Hayden Heritage Park.

Join the Ames Jaycees!

Help us make a difference in our community!

2024 Board Members

Travis Lala


Sarah Spotts


Rachel Garlock

External Relations VP

Katie Minnihan

Internal Relations VP

contact the
ames jaycees

Ames Jaycees
P.O. Box 624
Ames, IA 50010

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networking by Rusma Ratri Handini from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)

friendship by Suryaman from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)

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