Our Approach

Who are the Des Moines Jaycees?

We are a group of civic minded young professionals who collectively work to better our community, work environments, and ourselves. We host volunteer opportunities, Next Step Professional Series, and fun socials. We pride ourselves on creating a diverse and safe group for individuals to build up their network, explore personal growth, all while supporting Des Moines.

Our Story


The Jaycee Story

JCI is a worldwide community of young active citizens ages 18-40 who share the belief that in order to create positive change, we must take collective action to improve ourselves and the world around us. Engaging in activities ranging from community development to international projects, members demonstrate their social responsibility and improve themselves through participation, leadership and action.

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

Vision: To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Meet the 2019 Board


Noah Devine



Taylor McKee

Chairman of the Board


April Shoonover

Vice President of Events


Kyle Thompson

Vice President of Membership


Tiffany Evans

Vice President of Media

Next Steps...

Would you like to learn more about becoming a Des Moines Jaycee Member? Click here to set up coffee with Kyle or Taylor!