Junior Civitan is the youth program of Civitan International, with clubs across North America and beyond. Junior Civitans are motivated, inspired, enthusiastic leaders in their schools and communities. Click here for the official Junior Civitan website.
Junior Civitan clubs are typically based at middle schools, junior high schools, high schools, and some are also formed as community-based clubs. Junior Civitan clubs are self-governing, under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Junior Civitans elect their own club officers, district governors, and even the Junior Board of Directors.
Junior Civitans volunteer in their schools and communities, often in partnership with their sponsoring Civitan clubs. Members join together to clean up their schools, educate their peers about social issues, and volunteer with great local charities. They also take part in regular meetings, group fundraisers, and the annual Junior Civitan International Convention.
Just like Civitan, Junior Civitan has a special focus on helping people with developmental disabilities. This is most visible through the Civitan International Research Center, a world-class facility dedicated to research into illnesses such as autism, brain cancer, cerebral palsy, and other illnesses of the human brain. Junior Civitans meet each year for the annual Sno-Do and Dance-a-thon fundraisers, which benefit this crucial research.