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2018 IMPACT REPORT


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JCI MISSION

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

JCI VISION

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

JCI VALUES

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

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CONTENTS Introductions

06 | JCI President

08 | JCI Secretary General

About JCI

10 | Who We Are

12 | Mapping Our Impact

14 | JCI in Global Media

15 | Social Media Impact

16 | Plan of Action

17 | One Year to Lead

18 | Strategic Plan

20 | Active Citizen FrameworkTM

A Year of Impact

22 | JCI and the Global Goals

24 | Impact Projects: End Extreme Poverty

26 | Impact Projects: Reduce Inequalities

28 | Impact Projects: Combat Climate Change

30 | Advocacy Campaigns: Peace is Possible, I Am Africa and Step Up For Europe

32 | The Global Youth Empowerment Fund

36 | JCI Events

42 | JCI Partners

44 | World Cleanup Day

Support

46 | JCI Financials

48 | JCI Foundation

50 | JCI World Headquarters

51 | Thank You

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24 Impact Projects

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2018 JCI PRESIDENT MARC BRIAN LIM Dear honored JCI members, alumni, partners and friends of JCI, Thank you for putting forth amazing effort this year toward impactful local action projects and programs for sustainable development in 2018. This was the year of creating change and positive impact using collaborative action for positive change. In my travels, I witnessed alumni, JCI Senators and members become heroes in their communities and around the world through commitment, passion and dedication. In 2018, we saw the development of two new JCI campaigns—I Am Africa and Step Up For Europe— activating young people from different points of the world to stand as advocates for peace and commit themselves to solve the issues of their continent. We saw JCI members on the frontlines of local projects and national events furthering our movement to advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. During the JCI Global Partnership Summit in New York City, we connected with like-minded organizations and learned more about how we can collaborate for even greater impact. We have empowered young leaders to not only create the best version of themselves, but to create action plans based on the needs of their communities for local impact that together affect global change. I’ve been inspired by young people living in every corner of the world listening to their stories of creating positive change and impact. I have such pride in what we accomplish as an organization—a global network of young leaders, advocates and active citizens working together to better our planet through impact projects at the grassroots level. Allow me to close one last time with these words from John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, By all means that you can, In all the ways you can In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, For as long as you can.” People often talk about changing the world—or at the very least—making a difference in it. I subscribe to the belief that it is only when we change ourselves that we truly begin to change the world around us. We must always believe that “change begins with me” so our results and actions speak louder than our words.

Marc Brian Lim 2018 JCI President

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PEOPLE OFTEN TALK ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD— OR AT THE VERY LEAST— MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN IT. I SUBSCRIBE TO THE BELIEF THAT IT IS ONLY WHEN WE CHANGE OURSELVES THAT WE TRULY BEGIN TO CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND US.”

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JCI SECRETARY GENERAL ARREY OBENSON Dear active citizens around the world, Like many other organizations, JCI implements short- and long-term plans. Even though we implement the JCI Plan of Action each year, this plan is only a foundation that serves as an investment for building a prosperous future. 2018 presented a unique opportunity to redesign the organization so JCI can position itself for a future that will look very different from the past. Tremendous resources were applied toward developing a strategic plan that sets JCI up to become a global player in harnessing youthful exuberance, nurturing their talents, creating opportunities for active participation in development, and consequently building a peaceful and prosperous world. Armed with an audacious strategic plan that urged young people to accelerate transformation in communities around the world, JCI World Headquarters took a first step toward the future by redesigning our structure to allow for agility and cross-functional collaboration, enabling us to adapt and better implement the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan. This year, JCI also took steps to more effectively manage the assets to ensure the organization stays financially healthy. Not only was this done creatively by reducing cost of operations, but JCI World Headquarters also revised investments to be aligned to our long-term goals. By taking these steps, we have made significant progress internationally, but we must also acknowledge the fact that there is still enormous work to be done to bridge the gap between our new strategies and their implementation in communities around the world. It will take time, resources and effort to yield sustainable results around the world. These results will lead to positioning JCI in communities as an organization that unites all sectors of society to create positive change. We will ignite even more young people around the world to advocate for change and join our incredible movement. I witnessed this community of young active citizens dedicate themselves to the JCI Mission by advocating for global issues that can change our world for the better. These young advocates demanding positive change want to bring this sustainable development mindset to the streets, to board rooms of corporations and the halls of government around the world. While the world is changing at a rapid speed, JCI embraces this change by taking a giant leap into creating strategies and campaigns that young people can utilize to create the sustainable world we need for a better tomorrow!

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Keep updated on where he travels, who he meets and how the organization is impacting people around the world.

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WE WILL IGNITE EVEN MORE YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE AND JOIN OUR INCREDIBLE MOVEMENT.”

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WHO WE ARE We are a global organization of youth advocates who are committed to creating positive change in communities all around the world. As leaders of change, we encourage young people to recognize their potential to create local grassroots projects that lead to a sustainable future. In close to 5000 communities across nearly 120 countries, our members are recognized for embracing new ideas, collaborating and embodying diversity. This global movement of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 is dedicated to the belief that once we

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challenge the status quo, we can begin to change the world for the better. Through passion and courage, JCI addresses the most critical challenges of our time. JCI empowers young people by developing their leadership skills and enables them to implement innovative ideas, make informed decisions and take actions by leading their community toward the best solutions for sustainable impact. These individuals see challenges not as obstacles but as opportunities. JCI members choose the difficult but right path taking grassroots actions that ensure our vision becomes a reality. As one united team, the JCI community believes that change

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begins with us, amplifying our mission to make the world a better place.

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million members have contributed to JCI’s legacy of impact over time, creating one of the world’s largest networks of active citizens.

200,000 E X T R A O R D I N A RY P E O P L E

currently make up JCI’s global network of active citizens who are dedicated to creating sustainable change by leading grassroots projects in their communities as members, alumni, supporters or donors.

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Y E A R L EG A CY of sustainable impact since our global movement’s founding by Henry Giessenbier Jr. in 1915 in his hometown of St. Louis, USA, where the JCI World Headquarters currently resides.


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I N T E R N AT I O N A L E V E N T S were held in 2018 to continue empowering JCI’s network of young active citizens through inspiring keynotes, skills development and cultural immersion. See 2018 event highlights on pages 36 – 41.

the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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million volunteers participated in the first annual World Cleanup Day in

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MAPPING OUR IMPACT

THE AMERICAS

18,663 members

AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

13,388 members

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EUROPE

23,380 members

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

97,947 members

Africa and the Middle East Asia and the Pacific The Americas Europe

Where We Were Active in 2018

Albania Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Benin Bolivia Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Canada Catalonia Colombia Congo Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Dutch Caribbean Ecuador Estonia Finland France Gabon Gambia Germany Ghana Guinea Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Latvia Lebanon Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Puerto Rico Romania Russia Rwanda Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa Sri Lanka Suriname Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay USA Venezuela Vietnam West Indies Zambia Zimbabwe


JCI IN GLOBAL MEDIA

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JCI members take grassroots action in their communities around the world each and every day. Due to their tremendous efforts and collaborations, their stories are featured in local, national and global outlets amplifying the JCI Mission and Vision while telling our story. Check out the impact JCI members created in 2018 by sharing their stories of impact and reaching audiences outside JCI.

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Top 5 Publications by Reach Sun Star (Philippines): 37 Million The Borneo Post Online (Malaysia): 30 Million The Star Online (Malaysia): 17 Million

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The Guardian Nigeria: 13 Million The Nation Newspaper Nigeria: 13 Million

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Top 5 Countries by Reach USA: 858 Million

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Countries Reached

Philippines: 194 Million Indonesia: 193 Million Turkey: 168 Million Germany: 160 Million

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Top Global News Featuring JCI by Reach Reach: 89 Million Why so many people sleep in McDonald’s in Hong Kong News Source: CNN impact.jci.cc/hongkong All information under JCI in the Global News is procured by Meltwater.

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SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT As a global organization, social media provides an easy and accessible way for JCI members to connect and share their stories of impact. JCI’s social media platforms provide a space for young active citizens to stay updated on JCI news and what is going on at the grassroots level, as well as connecting with other like-minded organizations. Discover how our social media audience grew in 2018, allowing individual members and JCI Local and National Organizations to be more connected than ever.

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“Today we celebrate the foundation of the JCI movement. On 13

Top 5 Followers by Country

October 1915, Henry Giessenbier Jr. and 32 other young active

Tunisia: 19,970

citizens started the organization that would grow to be what we

India: 8369

now know as Junior Chamber International. For over 100 years, JCI

Philippines: 6525

members have provided opportunities for growth and change in

USA: 5540

every corner of the globe. Thank you for making JCI great!”

Japan: 5528

Reach: 43,000 Shares: 315 Reactions: 198 Posted on: 12 October 2018

Top 5 Followers by Language English (USA): 49,063 French: 35,660 English (UK): 14,505 Spanish: 8786 Japanese: 5043 15


PLAN OF ACTION In the final year of implementation of the 2014–2018 JCI Strategic Plan, the organization and members around the world made significant progress in advancing toward our long-term goal. The 2018 Plan of Action mirrored that goal, which is for JCI members’ to take action to become the organization that unites all sectors of society, creating sustainable impact. As a grassroots organization, members around the world continued to prove their dedication to advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through local projects following the Active Citizen FrameworkTM. By showcasing the actions taken by young people, JCI’s story of impact was shared worldwide through social media and advocacy campaigns. While continuing to spread a universal message of peace with the Peace is Possible campaign, JCI launched two more advocacy campaigns in 2018. Launched in January, the I Am Africa campaign gained 2335 social media followers and drove dialogue and action during the 2018 African Youth Development Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, held alongside the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100. Recognizing the power of a regionally focused campaign, the Step Up For Europe campaign was launched during the JCI European Know-How Transfer in October, encouraging young leaders to take part in the political decision-making processes at the local and regional level. With a continued emphasis on collaborating with all sectors to achieve sustainable impact, JCI joined the 2018 World Cleanup Day in September. As a leading partner in the world’s largest civic action, JCI members and Local Organizations mapped trash throughout the year and led community cleanups in 40 countries. While members were busy taking action to achieve the goals set out in the 2014–2018 JCI Strategic Plan, a strategic planning committee worked on developing the next five-year plan that will guide the organization into the future, accelerating transformation toward achieving our long-term goals and advancing the Global Goals.

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ONE YEAR TO LEAD

MEET THE 2018 JCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS Back Row (from left): Vice President Bayarmagnai Galsumiya, Vice President Ramkumar Menon, Vice President Magí Senserrich Guitart, Vice President Mahamadou Ousmane, Vice President Ryubun Kojima, Vice President Leticia Martínez, Vice President Rochelle Borton, Vice President Natascha Joof, Vice President Asha Auckloo, Vice President Diana Mardarovici, Vice President Sandra Salgueiro, Vice President

Since the organization’s start, one of the foundational ways

Rhonda Anderson, Vice President C. C. Owen Lee,

JCI provides development opportunities for young people is

Vice President Didier Colin, Vice President Kolawole

by opening leadership positions at every level for a one-year

Osinowo, Vice President Rajiv Hieralal, Vice President

term. Whether active on their local Board of Directors or serving

Hamdi Kechida

members across several countries as an international Vice President, JCI leaders have the exciting opportunity to encourage

Front Row (from left): Executive Vice President Itai

fellow members to become local leaders and live the JCI Mission

Manyere, Executive Vice President Alexander Tio,

by creating sustainable impact. This one year to lead philosophy

General Legal Counsel Víctor Machín, Secretary

celebrates fresh ideas, new perspectives and provides the

General Arrey Obenson, President Marc Brian Lim,

adaptability needed for our members to create action-oriented

Immediate Past President Dawn Hetzel, Treasurer

solutions to the greatest challenges in their communities.

Anthony Leung, Executive Vice President Andrés Gutiérrez, Executive Vice President Kevin Hin

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STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP

IMPACT

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MOTIVATE

J C I w i l l u n i t e t h e pa s s i o n o f yo u n g p e o p l e t o m o t i vat e b o l d a c t i o n .

INVEST

J C I w i l l a c c e l e r at e t r a n s f o r m at i o n by i n v e s t i n g i n t ec h n o l o g i c a l , f i n a n c i a l a n d human resources.

COLLABORATE

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CONNECT

J C I w i l l c o n n e c t yo u n g p eo p l e t o d r i v e t h e world in a positive direction.

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2019–2023 JCI STRATEGIC PLAN ACCELERATE TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP

From broad stakeholder input… Every five years, an appointed committee evaluates the past and present actions of the organization to plan for an impactful future. The strategic planning process for the 2019–2023 plan started in 2017 with strategic planning forums at international JCI Events and national conventions around the world. A worldwide survey was sent out to gather feedback on the implementation and success of the previous strategic plan, as well as gain insight into stakeholders’ visions for the future of the organization.

…to developing a plan… The 2017 JCI Board of Directors appointed a 12-member Strategic Planning Committee. The Committee met several times virtually, during the 2017 JCI World Congress in Amsterdam and in early 2018 for a strategic planning retreat at the JCI World Headquarters to finalize the draft plan. After a full year of brainstorming, discussing, interacting, reflecting and evaluating, the Committee drafted the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan using feedback and research from stakeholders. The committee presented the draft plan at each international JCI Event and conducted workshops with JCI members and leaders in preparation for accelerated implementation. At the 2018 JCI World Congress in Goa, India the General Assembly adopted the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan. STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP

…to accelerating transformation toward our goals. More than ever, JCI must adapt to the needs of young people and create momentum to remain relevant and impactful in our changing world. To be the organization that is home to young changemakers advocating for a better tomorrow in their communities and our world means every JCI stakeholder must align their actions with the five strategies outlined in the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan: Impact, Motivate, Invest, Collaborate and Connect. Over the past 10 years, JCI has laid a strong foundation for youth-led community transformation. We know who we are as an organization and our methodology for creating change. Now, as the world speeds toward the future, JCI too must accelerate our own transformation so that we can be the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact.

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STAGES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Stage 1: Health and Wellness As the foundation for a sustainable society, citizens can only become empowered sustainable development advocates by being healthy first. The first stages of community development projects address the barriers that stand between citizens living a healthy life. These barriers include disease prevention, enhancing sanitation and increasing access to healthcare.

Stage 2: Education and Economic Empowerment Building on the foundation of health and wellness, to build a sustainable society, we must follow a path that leads to education, equality and economic empowerment. The second stage of community development address projects ensuring equal opportunities for an education, employment and economic growth.

Stage 3: Peace, Prosperity and Sustainability As we progress down the path toward education, economic empowerment and wellness, communities will face new challenges. Projects in the final stage are looking toward the future and preparing communities on how they can endure future environmental and economic obstacles while advocating for a peaceful and prosperous world.

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ACTIVE CITIZEN FRAMEWORKTM Today’s global challenges require innovative and creative solutions. JCI empowers young people to become active citizens, take responsibility for global challenges in their community and identify targeted, sustainable solutions. Motivated by the passion to transform their community and the world, JCI members have the courage to address the most critical challenges of our time.

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Designed to address all types of community challenges, the Active Citizen FrameworkTM outlines a methodology for conducting grassroots projects, building sustainable solutions that address a community’s most urgent need. Together, these grassroots projects from around the world create global change.


ACTIVE CITIZEN FRAMEWORKTM IN ACTION Follow the project Food Waste Combat by JCI Cluj (Romania) to

Review: Monitor and Evaluate Results

understand each action step of the Active Citizen FrameworkTM

Throughout the project, it is important to monitor progress to

through a JCI project.

determine if the goals are on track to being achieved. Food Waste

Analyze: Examine Community Needs To enable communities to achieve sustainable impact, first active citizens must analyze and understand a community’s needs and resources. In 2012, JCI Cluj conducted a study of 380 citizens and discovered a low awareness and education of waste management. By reviewing existing secondary data, they learned Romania throws away 6000 tons of food per day throughout the entire food chain.

Develop: Formulate Sustainable Solutions The next step is to formulate projects that address the core needs and their root causes, ultimately providing long-term solutions. JCI Cluj began their journey by increasing community awareness, but the project’s long-term goal became to actively reduce food waste by all actors of the food consumption chain: producers, consumers, supermarkets and restaurants.

Execute: Take Action By now, the root causes have been identified and it is time to

Combat has increased the number of people affected each year— in 2018, 4000 people were affected directly, they reached over 2 million people indirectly, including online, and 9 tons of food were saved through the food bank. An ongoing evaluation has led JCI Cluj to begin working with experts to affect legislation, while continuing to grow the number of stakeholders learning about and taking action to combat food waste in Romania.

Collaborate: Partnerships Solutions to the greatest challenges facing our world can only be achieved by involving all sectors of society: business, government and civil society. By engaging stakeholders affected by the community challenge, as well as those in a position to address it throughout each step of the framework, communities can forge coalitions dedicated to creating a solution. JCI Cluj has engaged with citizens and students, involved restaurants and supermarkets in solutions, partnered with media to increase awareness and are involving experts of national and international law to create sustainable impact.

mobilize resources and implement the project plan. Food Waste Combat runs workshops and community dinners to inform the public about sustainable food consumption and waste, and by working with vendors in the food chain, they have created a food bank where supermarkets donate their food surplus.

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Active Citizen Framework TM Video impact.jci.cc/ACF

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JCI AND THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT In September 2015, more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. During the 2015 JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan, nearly 120 JCI National Organizations signed the Kanazawa Declaration, committing the organization to advancing the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These 17 goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and combat climate change by 2030. Dedicated to advancing these 17 goals and building a world where everlasting peace is a reality, JCI members identify the goals most relevant to their communities, take action, engage stakeholders and implement projects that provide sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. With each local project advancing one or more of these goals, it is clear that these grassroots efforts to create positive change around the world are creating global impact and advancing these ambitious goals. It will take the collaborative effort of active citizens from all sectors of society around the world to end extreme poverty, inequalities and climate change by 2030. By taking the responsibility to advance the Global Goals, JCI members are leading their communities to create the change they want to see in the world. Learn more about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development at www.globalgoals.org.

Global Goals Posters impact.jci.cc/GoalsPosters

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IMPACT PROJECTS: END EXTREME POVERTY To fight against cardiovascular diseases as well as raise awareness about high blood pressure and diabetes, JCI Universitaire Conakry Tresor (Guinea) organized Mon Coeur, Mon Tresor. Before educating their community about the leading cause of death in the world, JCI Universitaire Conakry Tresor members were trained by a cardiologist to properly conduct screenings and convey to individuals good hygienic and dietary practices. After engaging like-minded stakeholders as well as resident doctors and nurses, JCI members began hosting free screenings at the public square in Koumana for patients to receive blood pressure and blood glucose tests. Patients detected with high blood pressure or blood sugar levels were given a free second checkup where they discussed prevention tactics with resident doctors. Thirty people were detected to be hypertensive and five were diagnosed with diabetes, who then received regular monitoring for three months. Over the course of three days, 1500 people were screened, received proper treatment when necessary and information on how to prevent hypertension and diabetes, advancing good health and well-being in the community. JCI SINGAPORE

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To provide opportunities for students from low-income families, JCI Marina (Singapore) began the Bag2School series. As young active citizens living out the JCI Mission, the members of JCI Marina believe that proper education can be a permanent solution to poverty, so they collaborated with other JCI Local Organizations to develop a solution for low-income children who were previously unable to attend school. Together, they developed the YYD Education Center that provides free

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enrichment classes for second to sixth grade students. They also provided students with the proper school supplies such as a bookbag, pencils, notebooks and more. Since the project began

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in 2012, the Bag2School series has expanded to Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore. In 2018 over 1180 lowincome children received the chance to further develop their education for free across these countries. To combat the spread of Malaria, JCI United Kingdom hosted the Youth Summit to raise money for Nothing But Nets—a global grassroots campaign raising awareness, funds, and voices to fight Malaria. After three members from JCI United Kingdom met during the 2017 JCI European Academy, they bonded over their desire to take action toward advancing the Global Goals while simultaneously spreading the positive energy that comes from sharing the JCI spirit. Together, they embarked on a journey to personally challenge themselves and climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanazania. This climb fundraised 1290 long-lasting, insecticidal bednets, protecting over 5000 people with a physical barrier against Malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

To enhance the capacity for local citizens to deliver first aid and respond to emergency accidents, JCI Mexico mobilized to implement the First Responder in First Aid project. This project ensured the good health and well-being of citizens using education on road safety, safe hygiene practices and first aid interventions after an accident. JCI Mexico provided citizens with a training where they learned the necessary tools so that they can be prepared to respond to accidents and illness, reducing the chances of health damage and illness throughout their community. After receiving the tools through the First Responder in First Aid training, the 800 participants are now prepared to give those affected by a harmful event the proper aid as well as take part in civil protection for their communities. JCI UNITED KINGDOM

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IMPACT PROJECTS: REDUCE INEQUALITIES To promote positive change in their community by fighting against corruption, inequality and injustice, JCI Panama started the program School of Peace. The program gathered young people 20–30 years old from each province of the Republic of Panama to spread the JCI Values throughout the country. Once these 15 young people were selected, these young active citizens attended a four-day program to learn tools to become promoters of peace in their communities. As a part of the program, participants developed four major project ideas focused on healthy living, reducing bullying, as well as creating equity and inclusion. To support their implementation, JCI Panama then held a hackathon that developed a demo mobile app that promotes healthy living and relates to a project idea developed by the School for Peace participants.

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To assist young people beginning their careers, JCI Saarbrücken (Germany) created Zukunft zum Anfassen (ZZA) to offer support with getting hired. In Germany, there is a dual vocational training system for students offered when finishing their college degree, preparing them to apply for jobs. This training system is a combination of theoretical lessons and a traineeship that consists of practical, hands-on work with a company, but young people often need more information about job openings and the various companies offering traineeships. JCI Saarbrücken provided support and information to students using ZZA to avoid impulsive decisions and offered trainings on completing successful applications, preparing for interviews and sharing past experiences as well as professional advice. The project also offered a trade fair where young people and companies could interact, ultimately increasing matches and reducing the number of vacant traineeships and young people without traineeship placements. 2 018 J C I I M PA CT REPORT


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children receiving a primary education

people with disabilities and able-bodied

in underdeveloped neighborhoods,

individuals, JCI Bangladesh started

JCI Antananarivo (Madagascar) began Garabola. This

Embrace the Difference. Bangladesh was among one of the

impactful project started by conducting a needs analysis to

first countries to sign two significant United Nations treaties that

better understand the educational conditions in Antananarivo

intended to protect the rights of people with disabilities—the

and which education centers throughout their neighborhood

Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the

were facing difficulties with dropouts. They selected the Tana

Rights of Persons with Disabilities—yet, JCI Bangladesh believed

Center in Antananarivo to implement their project based on

more could be done to bring harmony to the community. The idea

the Administration for Children and Families standards for

behind Embrace the Difference was to create a society that is

empowering individuals to increase their social well-being and

more aware of the disadvantages disabled people endure through

productivity. JCI Antananarivo improved the quality of education

events that showcased local art and taught computer skills. After

with additional teachers, re-motivated students to complete

gathering information from their community using surveys and

primary education by organizing educational workshops,

partnering with multiple stakeholders, the Embrace the Difference

renovated classrooms and involved parents in the educational

road show was set into motion. Over 80 schools hosted disability

process. Ninety students received the opportunity to identify and

awareness sessions, expressive art competitions as well as

evaluate their needs and expectations from the primary education

art showcases and sessions teaching disabled children basic

system, reducing the risk of dropouts and improving the quality

computer skills.

education of these students. JCI MADAGASCAR

JCI PANAMA

JCI BANGLADESH

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IMPACT PROJECTS: COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE To advance sustainable development and teach locals to grow organic vegetables and produce healthy goods for the next generation of active citizens in their country, JCI Leader (Mongolia) created Good Health, Good World. In the face of food security issues and the community’s need for a balanced and nutritional diet, JCI Leader members developed a creative solution on how community members could grow organic green vegetables without depending on the harsh Mongolian climate. By building greenhouses for their community, JCI members started a small agriculture business that grows vegetables, sells kimchi and informs the community about the importance of balanced nutrition and food security.

JCI MONGOLIA

The participants now have a reliable food source that can sustain changes in climate and produce non-imported, organic food. This successful project plans to expand the greenhouses and nutritional program in Zuunmod, Mongolia by 2020.

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After realizing that more could be done to provide healthy food options for students, JCI Tshwane (South Africa) created the Sefako Makgatho Food Garden project. JCI Tshwane saw potential in the project and submitted a proposal for funding to a number of sponsors from government, business and civil society. Once establishing relationships with the Sefako Makgatho Primary School, JCI Tshwane began offering leadership trainings to educate students and residents of these communities about growing their own goods for a balanced and nutritional diet. With support from partner Santantam Agriculture, the garden has enabled community members created a sustainable food supply and sold goods locally for fundraising purposes. JCI SOUTH AFRICA

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After hosting a local cleanup

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project, JCI Tucumán (Argentina) noticed the community’s lack of environmental awareness and decided to develop Forestando Tucumán to reforest the area. The project generated short- and long-term solutions for increasing trees planted, while developing a plan to grow awareness with small environmental projects involving different sectors of society. JCI Tucumán held community discussions creating environmental awareness and engaging involvement from society to help plant trees around their community validating Tucumán as the “Garden of the Republic” again. Through these community discussions, 150 active citizens became engaged with the project, increasing the sense of belonging. While successfully engaging community stakeholders, the project works toward improving the atmosphere in the long-term by decreasing polluted air with a healthier balance between nature and urbanization. To increase the number of bike

began in April with 280 bike commuters meeting weekly at pit

commuters in their community, JCI Cluj

stop locations around the city for free breakfast, bike repairs and

(Romania) worked with the local bike

prizes. JCI members also negotiated to add bike racks on public

register to initiate Ride2Work. Wanting

buses to make commuting even easier. The season ended with a

to show their community a healthy and

total of 28 pit stops, over 50 volunteers and 400 bike commuters

cost effective alternative for commuting

participating, resulting in a stronger bike community in Romania.

that creates a positive impact on their community, JCI Cluj

The project’s success was followed by an end-of-year bike

established relationships with bike-friendly companies, the public

festival, RideFest.

transportation company and City Hall to mobilize and fund for a biker-friendly environment for commuters. The Ride2Work season

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PEACE IS POSSIBLE

JCI ECUADOR JCI CAMEROON

Peace is the ability to respect differences within our diverse global community, transcending the sovereignty of nations. To make peace possible in the 21st century, young active citizens from all corners of the world and walks of life must become advocates of peace, find solutions and take on projects that make peace possible. In order to create everlasting world peace, JCI wants to bring hope to the hopeless, opportunity to the impoverished, empowerment to the oppressed and dignity to the marginalized. Since 2016, over 6000 active citizens have committed to the Peace is Possible campaign by igniting conversions about peace, hosting local peace events and engaging peace advocates in over 100 countries around the world. The purpose of the Peace is Possible campaign is to mobilize young people worldwide to create awareness, advocate, take action and commit to everlasting world peace. In 2018, JCI continued to build a coalition of like-minded stakeholders from all sectors of society that are committed to creating peace all around the world.

JCI WORLD HEADQUARTERS

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I AM AFRICA Africa’s progress is critical to achieving a world without poverty, inequality or climate change. As the global community pushes to achieve worldwide sustainable development by 2030, Africa must be actively involved. African founders dreamt of a free, independent and economically prosperous continent in which every child can realize their dreams as well as have access to quality education, good healthcare and clean drinking water.

I AM AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST PATRIOTIC NIGHT

Change will come to Africa once all 1.2 billion citizens accept responsibility, assume ownership and act for Africa’s prosperous and sustainable future. This year, the I Am Africa campaign was launched to inspire, educate and engage a generation of Africans to stand up and take action toward an Africa free of corruption, where justice prevails, and all individuals have equal opportunities. By committing to this campaign, young active citizens have agreed to inform and encourage other young Africans to be the solution to Africa’s problems. I Am Africa believes that this generation will be the one to achieve the dreams of African founders for the continent. JCI AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE

JCI EUROPEAN KNOW-HOW TRANSFER

STEP UP FOR EUROPE Over the past few years, Europe has been confronted with severe challenges such as the economic and financial crisis, the movement of migrants and refugees, rising populism and a general lack of trust in politics. Regional achievements like open borders, common values and economic freedom are suddenly at risk of being taken away. The young leaders of today must create the solutions for tomorrow. Step Up For Europe was launched at the end of this year with the hope to build a movement that unities young active citizens to embrace their European identity and act upon their common vision for the future of Europe. The purpose of this campaign is to unite and motivate young people in Europe to step up for a united, open Europe. By building a common identity with a shared vision for the future, Europe can progress on a path toward prosperity and peace.

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THE GLOBAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FUND

YIDA: A YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (UGANDA)

Founded by JCI and the UN SDG Action Campaign, the Global

TAO-Pilipinas, Inc. | Taytay, Philippines

Youth Empowerment Fund has been granting up to US $5000 to

To reduce the vulnerability to natural disasters and hazards, such

youth-led organizations since 2016.

as liquefaction, ground subsidence and differential settlement,

The Fund taps into the often-forgotten renewable resource behind grassroots projects that advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: the passion and energy of young people. Each project follows the Active Citizen FrameworkTM and engages young people to create sustainable change in their communities. In 2018, the Global Youth Empowerment Fund granted nearly US $24,000 to five community-based projects. Here are their stories of impact.

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TAO-Pilipinas, Inc. completed a structural assessment on seven pilot houses in Taytay, Philippines. The project is retrofitting the seven shelter houses with the help of volunteers from technical universities. These students were supported by professional mentors while conducting the structural assessment and providing the retrofitting recommendations. This project addresses community needs, while also raising awareness among architecture and civil engineering students on the importance of sustainable building practices in disaster-prone areas.


Yuwalaya | Lalitpur, Nepal Yuwalaya developed an extensive study of 30 high schools in Nepal, revealing high levels of dating violence. Respondents reported being criticized, insulted, yelled at, forced to perform sexual acts and pressured into having sex. The outcome of this study was used to develop advocacy activities amongst diverse stakeholders and social media campaigns to raise awareness.

583 S U B M I S S I O N S R EC E I V E D I N 2018

900 young people will participate in an orientation on Global Goal #5: Gender Equality were participants will learn about gender equality, gain self-defense skills and explore how to eliminate dating violence experienced by women and girls.

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The Global Youth Empowerment Fund provided Yuwalaya with an opportunity to inform youth on violence happening in many forms of relationships... Similarly, as a youth-led organization, highlighting a youth issue that rarely comes to the limelight such as dating violence was itself is an achievement to Yuwalaya.” – Mr. Sabin Kumar Singh President of Yuwalaya

TAO-PILIPINAS, INC. (PHILIPPINES)

45% A d d r e s s e d G l o b a l G o a l #1: End extreme Poverty

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15 c o u n t r i e s hav e r ec e i v e d a g r a n t s i n c e t h e 2016 l a u nc h

US $23,767 g r a n t e d i n 2018

US $65,420 D o n at e d s i n c e t h e 2016 launch

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NGO Fulcrum UA | Kiev, Ukraine After learning about the high proportion of young people— especially youth from minority groups—who suffer from unemployment, as well as struggle to receive workers’ rights and equality, NGO Fulcrum UA took comprehensive measures to empower young people to successfully apply for jobs. Through educational workshops promoting equal employment, young people learned how to market themselves and what discrimination in the workplace looks like. In December 2018,

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much–we are grateful for such a great opportunity to bring change in Ukraine together with the Global Youth Empowerment Fund!” – Yana Tovpeko NGO Fulcrum UA

they published “Employment for Youth: Easy, Fast and Without Discrimination,” which includes information about workers’ rights, as well as provides tips and platforms for young people to access employment resources. The group is also producing a video to motivate young people to reach their professional goals. Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones ONG | Panimaquin, Guatemala Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones ONG created the K’aslem Ya’ project, meaning Water of Life, after one of the two main sources for water in the hamlet of Panimaquin, Guatemala completely dried up. Consequently, local homes can only gain access to water from rainfall, which is infrequent, especially during the dry season. K’aslem Ya’ addresses water scarcity by building rainwater harvesting systems for homes. Each system uses new materials as well as over 1300 eco-bricks—recycled plastic bottles filled with inorganic waste—preventing over 65,000 pounds of garbage from landing in public dump sites or being burned. Additionally, K’aslem Ya’ will be planting 2000 trees and training families on proper water hygiene, as well as how to maintain and repair their rainwater harvesting systems.

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YIDA: A Youth Initiative for the Development in Africa | Kampala, Uganda Kyaka II is a refugee settlement in Kampala, Uganda of nearly 45,000 individuals who have fled political unrest and conflict of neighboring countries and are seeking a safe haven. Children have limited access to educational opportunities in this settlement, but through the efforts of YIDA, three classrooms have been constructed. 489 children have been educated and 55 children have completed early childhood education. These classrooms have already given Kyaka II the ability to meet their goal of educating 500 students in 2018 at no cost. In addition, they have also harvested 400 kilograms of maize and 100 kilograms of beans to provide breakfast to the children at the settlement. They are now cultivating the land to grow even more food for the people in Kyaka II.

NGO FULCRUM UA (UKRAINE)

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS! YOUR SUPPORT ENSURES THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD! Platinum Supporters JCI Foundation JCI Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen

Gold Supporters

YUWALAYA (NEPAL)

Nyamdelger Olenbayar Nick Sarakas

Silver Supporters Arrey Obenson

Global Youth Empowerment Fund www.gyefund.org

Global Youth Empowerment Fund Video impact.jci.cc/GYEF

Wenicent Ramirez Aretha Makia

Global Youth Empowerment Fund

Emeldine King Pinyin

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JCI AREA CONFERENCES One of the most unique experiences of being a JCI member is attending the regional JCI Area Conferences. At these conferences, attendees get the opportunity to amplify their positive change by gaining skills and ideas in workshops, programs and trainings. The four Area Conferences, taking place in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Europe, give young people the opportunity to enjoy unique cultural exchanges, enhance their development as active citizens, expand their knowledge of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable

JCI ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Development and become inspired to create change at the local level.

JCI Africa and the Middle East

In 2018, JCI focused its efforts on promoting the Global Goals

Conference

through active citizenship, increasing campaign advocacy and

Cotonou, Benin | 9 – 12 May

moving one step closer toward a sustainable world. During Strategic Planning Workshops, hosted by JCI Immediate Past President Dawn Hetzel, participants discussed how JCI will accelerate transformation toward our long-term goals using the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan. The conferences provide a

490 Delegates | 46 Countries JCI Asia-Pacific Conference Kagoshima, Japan | 24 – 27 May

2190 Delegates | 56 Countries

platform for young people to turn their passion for peaceful and

JCI Conference of the Americas

vibrant communities into opportunities to educate others, change

Miami, USA | 6 – 9 June

attitudes and influence policy in order to create positive change

516 Delegates | 57 Countries

not only locally but with others from across the globe. JCI European Conference

JCI Events

Riga, Latvia | 19 – 22 June

www.jci.cc/events

1295 Delegates | 62 Countries

JCI EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

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Skills development is one areas of JCI that excites me and I am deeply passionate about. This is the starting point of activating our impact and ever since 2005 I have been in involved in skills development programs at the local, national, regional and international levels. The skills development opportunities I have gained in JCI through active participation in projects, programs and training events shaped my personal development process and I am forever grateful.”

JCI EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

– Kolawole Osinowo 2018 JCI Vice President

JCI AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE

JCI ACADEMY Since the first JCI Academy in 1987, thousands of young active citizens have attended this event, emerging as civic changemakers, business innovators and humanitarian diplomats. Those who join the JCI Academy embrace a deep understanding of humanity, develop newfound perspectives on building sustainable societies and become motivated by one another to

JCI CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAS

JCI ACADEMY

take responsibility for leading young people in their communities to create positive change. Attendees have the chance to immerse themselves in the culture of the Japanese host city and learn from a series of activities, seminars and workshops on the skills needed to be exemplary young active citizens who lead others to create impact.

JCI Academy Himeji, Japan | 4 – 14 July

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JCI GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT

JCI GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT The 2018 JCI Global Partnership Summit brought together more than 440 members, partners and friends in New York City to collaborate on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, specifically Global Goal #5: Gender Equality. The Global Partnership Summit engaged leaders and young people to discuss the challenges and opportunities of advancing gender equality.

COUNTRIES IN ATTENDANCE AT THE AFRICAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

During the Summit, JCI members collaborated to understand how gender equality touches on every one of the 17 Global Goals and will only be achieved when each individual and sector of society takes collaborative responsibility and action toward advancing gender equality. The outcome of the Summit, the 2018 JCI Global Partnership Summit Resolution, encouraged young people to remember that the duty of gender equality is the duty

Benin

Mauritius

of all citizens—not any gender alone—and we must challenge the

Botswana

Mozambique

status quo to combat the cultural norms that fortify

Cameroon

Niger

Côte d’Ivoire

Nigeria

gender inequality.

Democratic Republic

South Africa

of the Congo

Swaziland

Gabon

Tanzania

Ghana

Tunisia

Kenya

Uganda

Malawi

Zimbabwe

2018 JCI GLOBAL PA R T N E R S H I P SUMMIT

JCI Global Partnership Summit New York City, USA | 24 – 27 July

293 Delegates | 54 Countries

2018 JCI Global Partnership Summit Resolution impact.jci.cc/GPSResolution

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AFRICAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT In 2018, the African Youth Development Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa was organized by JCI, Africa80 and African Peer Review Mechanism and presented alongside the Global Citizen Festival commemorating the Year of Mandela, as a follow up to the first summit of its kind organized by JCI in 2016. As a platform

AFRICAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

for young African leaders to re-commit to a vision for community development across the continent, the Summit expanded on the role young Africans must play in creating the future they want. Summit participants took part in group discussions and motivational speeches given by journalist Gayle King, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed on how to advance Agenda 2063 through the I Am Africa campaign.

African Youth Development Summit Johannesburg, South Africa 29 November – 1 December

AFRICAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

JCI GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT

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JCI WORLD CONGRESS The energy at a JCI World Congress is unlike any other JCI Event with young active citizens coming from around the globe to engage with like-minded peers who are each working in their own communities to create global impact. When these young active citizens unite for JCI’s largest annual event, a community of changemakers naturally engage with each other, connected by the shared value to create positive change. This year’s community of changemakers gathered in the paradise of Goa, India for the 2018 JCI World Congress under the theme Jai Ho. Over 3200 delegates from 94 countries demonstrated

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

how they’ve been victorious active citizens in 2018 through skills development courses and global meetings while learning how to accelerate their momentum. Congress events included skills development sessions and workshops on topics ranging from advocacy, social entrepreneurship and inclusive leadership. After each JCI Morning Show, delegates were motivated by a series of Power Talks featuring Gaur Gopal Das, Shayamal Vallabjee and Prakash Iyer. The Global Citizen Mindset: Advocacy Workshop was presented by Julia Zimmerman from Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens where attendees heard from Hassan Ndugwa and Maud Roure from Extremely Together, as well as Chief Delegates taking

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leadership in JCI campaigns, explaining why young people are the key to a prosperous and sustainable future. The 2018 JCI World Congress was a huge success as it united the young active citizens to grow and learn from each other, creating sustainable solutions for positive impact.

JCI MORNING SHOW: CHANGE

Africa and the Middle East

The Americas

Asia and the Pacific

Europe

JCI World Congress Report impact.jci.cc/2018WCReport

JCI World Congress Videos impact.jci.cc/JCIWC2018Videos

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J C I N at i o n a l O r g a n i z at i o n s s u b m i t t t e d n o m i n at i o n s

24,394

online votes cast

JCI TOYP JCI AWARDS CEREMONY FEATURING THE 2018 JCI TOYP HONOREES

Each year, JCI honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 at the JCI World Congress. These young active citizens exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide exceptional service to their communities, serving as honorable young active citizens. The 2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) Honorees create sustainable impact in their communities and across the globe through innovative actions, extraordinary achievement and dedication to serving others.

JCI TOYP HONOREE WORKSHOP: COLLABORATING FOR IMPACT

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JCI PARTNERS

GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF ACTION

WORLD CLEANUP DAY IN NIGERIA

Global sustainable impact takes the united effort of all sectors of society. JCI collaborates with other like-minded organizations to magnify the impact of JCI, both at the local level and internationally. Partnerships are critical to advancing the JCI Mission and Vision, maximizing efforts that empower young people to create positive change and expanding JCI’s global network. Together, JCI and international partners connect young active citizens for the common purpose of creating a better world. Connecting groups who are united by a common vision to solve community challenges can ensure sustainable solutions. Each sector of society—business, government and civil society—are uniquely positioned to influence decision-making and effect change, but they can’t achieve this alone. When resources, knowledge, experience and power are combined toward a shared goal, the potential for change is both greater and more sustainable.

United Nations Office for Partnerships

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JCI PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS IN 2018 World Cleanup Day On 15 September 2018, the Let’s Do It! Foundation led one of the largest civic action days in history in close partnership with JCI. World Cleanup Day began as a local JCI project that grew into an international movement, and in 2018, JCI members around the world took ownership of the World Cleanup Day campaign, promoting this impactful day and leading cleanups of their own. Learn more on pages 44 – 45.

UN SDG Action Campaign The Global Youth Empowerment Fund, a partnership between JCI and the UN SDG Action Campaign, granted funding to five new grassroots projects, making an impact at the local level after receiving more than 580 applications.

Global Festival of Action

MADIBA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign in Bonn, Germany, the Global Festival of Action provided a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to advocacy and action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). JCI joined Jeremy Gilley from Peace One Day, Merili Vares from Let’s Do It! and Joaquim Sanvictores from AIESEC to host a session on peace and Global Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The Nippon Foundation JCI moved into its second year of partnership with The Nippon Foundation working to end the stigma and discrimination against individuals affected by leprosy. Projects lead by JCI Indonesia, JCI India, JCI Nigeria and JCI Brazil created awareness, advocated and worked directly with people affected by leprosy.

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

BAN KI-MOON CENTRE

JCI initiated a partnership with the newly formed Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in 2017. In 2018, the JCI Secretary General accepted an invitation to join the Centre’s Advisory Board.

African Youth Development Summit In partnership with Africa80 and the African Peer Review Mechanism, JCI hosted the African Youth Development Summit presented alongside the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delegates spent three days learning to take ownership of the future of the continent, and heard from incredible speakers including UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, American civil rights activist Al Sharpton, American TV presenter Gayle King and South African musician Bonang Matheba. Learn more about this event on page 39. AFRICAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

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WORLD CLEANUP DAY World Cleanup Day, led by Let’s Do It! World, took place on 15 September 2018 when millions of young people across 150 countries stood up against the global waste problem by cleaning up roads, parks, beaches, forests and riversides. This movement was born and organized in 2008 by JCI Estonia and partners when 50,000 people cleaned up the entire country in just five hours. Ten years later, this JCI Estonia project has grown into a global organization with a mission to share sustainable waste practices around the world. On World Cleanup Day, communities are cleaned, citizens implement better waste practices and people across the globe increase awareness about the severity of waste pollution. Most importantly, this movement supports and connects a new generation of community leaders who are ready to act together and implement sustainable solutions.

JCI GUINEA

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c o u n t r i e s t o o k pa r t in a cleanup JCI MYANMAR

#JCITrashHunters #WorldCleanupDay JCI INDONESIA

WHAT’S NEXT? Cleanups are just the beginning to solve the global waste problem. To keep our planet clean and waste-free, we need a fundamental change and cooperation between different sectors of society. The Keep It Clean Plan is a set of guidelines to ensure the planet remains clean. It includes a global vision for resource and waste management with step-by-step solutions and examples of best practices to follow at the local level.

World Cleanup Day www.worldcleanupday.org/future

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During the World Cleanup Day in 2018, we mobilized more than 1500 people it was fantastic for an organization like JCI Cameroon. In the country, it’s very rare to have as much impact.” — Flavien Kouatcha JCI Douala (Cameroon)

JCI NETHERLANDS

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J C I N at i o n a l O r g a n i z at i o n s led the national cleanup in their country

40

JCI NIGERIA

JCI LITHUANIA

J C I N at i o n a l O r g a n i z at i o n s partnered with World Cleanup Day or participated in the action

55%

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JCI FINANCIALS Every day JCI members work hard to advance the JCI Mission.

JCI NIGERIA

Thousands of grassroots projects were accomplished around the world throughout 2018, resulting in sustainable impact that advanced the Global Goals for Sustainable Development within communities. These projects are mainly funded at the grassroots level by the resources of the Local and National Organizations and through the support of local and national partners. These funds are not reflected in the JCI financial report. As a membership-based organization, half of the organization’s revenue comes from membership dues that support the numerous tools and services provided to JCI members. International events offer resources, tools, knowledge and development opportunities to JCI members, which provides the organization with its second largest revenue source, accounting for 35% of all 2018 revenues. Together, these two sources serve all but 13% of annual revenues for the year. The additional 13% was received from JCI merchandise, new JCI Senators, grants from the JCI Foundation, investment revenues, as well as sponsorships from like-minded companies and organizations. Committed to providing services and resources to JCI members who advance the JCI Mission at the grassroots level each day, 32% of all expenses were distributed to membership services and international events. JCI’s growth and development expenses resulted in expanding JCI’s global impact by increasing the number of National and Local Organizations, while investing in the strength and sustainability of existing organizations. The Board of Directors and corporate expenses were invested to guide the organization’s strategy and spread the JCI Mission through communication and face-to-face visits with members and organizational stakeholders. These expenses are an investment to ensure the positive change that JCI members make will endure into the future. JCI ECUADOR

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JCI (Junior Chamber International) Inc. STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2018* AND 2017

2018*

ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

2,201,225

Receivables

2017 $

1,897,016

8,431

71,779

221,224

160,324

Due From Related Party

89,509

0

Property and Equipment

1,495,597

1,503,238

23,875

22,100

1,034,900

1,410,459

Prepayment and Inventory

Cash Held on Behalf of Third Party Investments

TOTAL ASSETS

$

5,074,761

$

$

346,802

$

5,064,916

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable

242,703

Accrued Expenses

255,206

324,887

Deferred Income

495,959

266,761

23,875

22,100

Agency Funds Due to Third Party

TOTAL LIABILITIES

$

1,121,842

$

856,451

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Net Assets

3,696,640

3,861,375

Temporarily Restricted Net Assets

210,316

301,127

Permanently Restricted Net Assets

45,963

45,963

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$

3,952,919

$

4,208,465

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$

5,074,761

$

5,064,916

2018 REVENUES AND EXPENSES*

6% Senate

6% Foundation & Sponsorship

Revenues

100% 52% Membership Dues

29% Corporate

1% Sales, Investment & Other

35% Events

17% Growth & Development

15% Board of Directors

100%

Expenses 5% General & Administrative

16% Membership Services

16% Events

2% Special Projects

* The 2018 JCI audit will be completed in May 2019, following the publication of this impact report. An audited financial report will be available after May 2019 by visiting impact.jci.cc/2018Financials.

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JCI FOUNDATION The JCI Foundation provides stakeholders a way to become more involved in JCI and increase the capacity of young people creating sustainable impact. Through grants, this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funds JCI’s skills development program and offers development grants for JCI National Organizations and regional development councils. Since its establishment in

DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

1955, members, friends and corporate sponsors from more than 100 countries have supported the Foundation, generating more than US $10 million. Each year, the Foundation funds national and international projects that support training, development and increase the sustainable, positive change made by JCI organizations around the world.

OPERATION HOPE

The JCI Foundation provides US $100,000 annually to fund development grants to support national and regional efforts to empower young people and increase JCI’s impact. Here are a few examples of projects that received funding in 2018.

US $100,000 A m o u n t g r a n t e d t o J C I N at i o n a l a n d R e g i o n a l O r g a n i z at i o n s i n 2 0 1 8 Grantee: European Development Council The European Development Council used a US $8600 grant to host an academy where individuals acquired leadership skills

When natural disasters strike, JCI members around the world

and tools to sustainably boost the growth and development

take responsibility for the challenge facing their community

of their JCI National and Local Organizations. Focused on the

by remembering the JCI Value “That the brotherhood of man

smaller National Organizations, participants of the Growth and

transcends the sovereignty of nations.” In order to take action

Development Academy received the tools while being inspired to

in the face of natural disasters, JCI launched JCI Operation

create sustainable impact in their community.

Hope on 1 January 2005 to empower members to donate money or give support to sustainable rebuilding projects in

Grantee: JCI Zimbabwe

the aftermath of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and other

JCI Zimbabwe used their US $4000 development grant to

natural disasters.

establish a National Secretariat to provide administrative support to JCI members. With a permanent secretariat, the National

The purpose of JCI Operation Hope is to create sustainable

Organization will be better equipped to increase their fundraising

recovery efforts and support the rebuilding of communities

activities, ensuring the organization’s sustainability.

suffering from the destruction natural disasters cause. In 2018, contributions to JCI Operation Hope supported reconstruction efforts in Indonesia following the damaging Tsunami in October 2018.

Grantee: JCI Brazil JCI Brazil received US $3000 to increase impact across the country by starting 10 new Local Organizations in 2018. By developing projects that follow the Active Citizen FrameworkTM in communities where JCI does not exist, the organization intends to attract young, active citizens and become known as an organization for young people who want to create better communities.

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JCI Foundation, Inc. STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2018* AND 2017

ASSETS

2018*

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

Short-Term Investments Receivables Prepayment and Inventory

2017

2,424,313

$

2,584,629

2,373,885

1,563,734

51,296

0

14,287

60,265

1,480,000

1,480,000

Long-Term Investments

0

667,442

Due From Related Party

36,908

17,388

4,587,215

4,396,483

Land

Restricted Endowment Investments

TOTAL ASSETS

$

10,967,904

$

10,769,941

$

10,016

$

0

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses

0

TOTAL LIABILITIES

$

504

10,016

$

504

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily Restricted Net Assets Permanently Restricted Net Assets

6,362,535

6,365,401

8,138

7,553

4,587,215

4,396,483

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$

10,957,888

$

10,769,437

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$

10,967,904

$

10,769,941

DONATIONS MADE TO THE JCI FOUNDATION, INC. 2018

US $484,225

2017

US $490,070

2016

US $442,062

2015

US $375,765

2014

US $370,352

2013

US $370,173

2012

US $415,524

* The 2018 JCI Foundation audits will be completed in May 2019, following the publication of this impact report. An audited financial report will be available after May 2019 by visiting impact.jci.cc/2018Financials.

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JCI WORLD HEADQUARTERS

JCI WORLD HEADQUARTERS

JCI CAMBODIA

The JCI World Headquarters, located in the founding city of the JCI Movement, has a permanent, full-time staff that works to provide support and services that enable and empower JCI members to advance the JCI Mission in their communities. As an organization that embraces a one year to lead philosophy, there is great and rapid change, opportunity and challenges faced each year. Following the 2019–2023 JCI Strategic Plan development, which is focuses on agility and adaptability in order to adequately respond to the rapid pace of change facing young people around the world today, the JCI World Headquarters went through a restructuring process at the end of 2018. Under the leadership of the JCI Secretary General, the updated structure better supports cross-functional working teams that allow for effective communication and increased responsiveness. The new teams—Engagement, Empowerment, Marketing, Operations and Strategy—better focus the headquarters team in its work advancing the JCI Mission. The JCI World Headquarters staff provides continuity as leadership changes yearly, membership turns over and world events take place, ensuring the organization stays focused on achieving its long-term goals, Mission and Vision. The JCI World Headquarters team is guided by its dedication to empower young people to recognize their ability to change the world. The JCI World Headquarters is located in Saint Louis, USA with regional offices located around the globe, allowing the Engagement team to more easily work with members and engage with like-minded individuals and organizations.

JCI WORLD HEADQUARTERS

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JCI JAPAN

JCI BENIN

JCI SURINAME

JCI MOROCCO

THANK YOU JCI continues to create positive change globally through the diligent work accomplished by JCI members at the local level. It is through contributions from our supporters, collaborative efforts with local, national and international partners as well as the dedication and hard work of JCI members all around the world that made 2018 a phenomenal year of impact.

JCI MYANMAR

As an organization, we are dedicated to ending poverty, inequality and climate change by advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. On behalf of the communities our members serve, we appreciate the drive of the young active citizen who have committed to the JCI Mission and advocated for positive change in 2018. A special thank you to JCI Local Organizations, JCI National Organizations, 2018 JCI Board of Directors, 2018 JCI President Marc Brian Lim and JCI World Headquarters staff for contributing photos and content to the 2018 JCI Impact Report.

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2018 JCI Impact Report  

Explore the stories of young active citizens making an impact in communities all over the world in 2018.

2018 JCI Impact Report  

Explore the stories of young active citizens making an impact in communities all over the world in 2018.