FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - The idea of bringing children together in social and cultural relationships has launched into the National organization Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and they were recently recognized by Frederick County, Maryland officials. (See video)
The Western Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America is a membership organization of mothers with children ages two to 19 dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteering and community service.
County Executive Jan Gardner proclaimed Monday, as Jack and Jill Legislative Day. The kids used their day off "for Presidents Day" at Winchester Hall to learn about local government and how it works.
"I learned about some of the laws that they are looking to improve Frederick County with, how they are trying to improve the roads and communities, and we're also learning about how composting is going to be in effect in Frederick County,” said Urbana High School student Raegan Ewing, who is also a member of The Western Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
"...Like how they are improving... to make their County a better place to live in and be in,” said Billy Joe Yeboah, who is a member of The Western Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
"In the next couple of years there's going to be different ways to transport, and there's going to be more schools," said Madison Davis, The Western Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
Jack and Jill of America Inc. was founded in 1938 , today it has more than 230 chapters Nationwide representing more than 40 thousand family members.
To learn more about the Western Maryland Chapter, visit their page.