Junior Branch

Wait, there is more! CISV isn’t just about the travel program.

What is the Junior Branch (JB)?

The Junior Branch is for all local CISVers between the ages of 11 – 18. It is an opportunity to develop intercultural and leadership skills through local educational and social activities. The Junior Branch is the very heart and soul of CISV, and members enjoy year-long activities that include monthly meetings, activities such as bowling and mini camps, and participating in events to support local charities.  The JB is open to all local youth members.  The JB has been a part of each local chapter around the world for the last 40 years.  All JBs are part of A Global Movement who All JBs work towards the JB Goals.  All JBs are constantly developing and are self-governing entities,

JB Goals

The JB Goals describe what JBers hope to achieve by taking part in Junior Branch. The JB Goals are:

  1.  Building an Inclusive Community
  2.  Developing our Organization
  3.  Advancing Leadership
  4.  Educating By Experience
  5.  Empowering to Reflect and Act

The JB takes part in global initiatives such as supporting the International Day of Peace.  JBs are self governing because we strongly value electing our own leaders. JB advances leadership by  taking charge of running their own activities.  JB gives youth the chance to take action and plan their own events and activities, from arranging activities for youth from the entire chapter.

Activities & Calendar Highlights

JB gathers several times throughout the year for fellowship and community service:

  • Selection Mini Camp in February
  • Global Youth Service Day of Peace in April
  • National Mini Camp over Memorial Day weekend in May
    • Meet with JBers from all over USA
  • Bon Voyage Party in June
  • Western Regional Mini Camp over Labor Day weekend in August/September
    • Meet with JBers from Western States – TX, CO, CA, OR
  • Welcome Back Party in September
  • Costume Bowling Party in October
  • Annual Silent Auction in November
  • Cookie-a-thon in December
    • Donating homemade cookies to local shelters in need

See events details of upcoming events.

JB Board Members for 2019-2020

Presidents/LJRs: Luke Bowen and Josie Rieck

Vice Presidents/LJR Elects: Will Kotoski and Claudia Horning

Secretary: Sam Baker

Historian: Audre Lewis

Community Chair:  Lindsey Weyant

JB Representatives: Ethan Epperson, O’Neil Rudolph, Kalina Kulig, Lane Rieck

11-12 year old Representative: Neve Clifford

Community Committee Members: Andrew Busch, Sophia Hartgrove, Isabelle May, Celia Morin, Ellie Adams

JB Advisor: Julie Schuldt