Who We Are

The Kent Jaycees is a group of young professionals, ages 18-40, who work together to strengthen our community in many ways. Becoming a Jaycee is a great opportunity to network, strengthen personal and professional skills, and make a difference in our community. Come check us out on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm, when we have our monthly meeting. Our HQ is the Marvin Kent train car located next to the Pufferbelly Restaurant in downtown Kent. Our organization was established in 1940.

Our Vision

To become the organization of choice for young people, providing direction and leadership to our communities and nation.

Our Mission

To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community.

Our Upcoming Events


  • Grill For Good

    Beer, grilled food, live music, classic cars, sunshine. Local foodies (both professional and amateur) prepare samples of food for patrons who pay a fee for entrance to the event. All proceeds from the event benefit Coleman Professional Services and F...

    June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST at Hometown Bank Plaza
  • Ducks River Race

    Kent Heritage Festival July 4th The longest standing Jaycees event, Ducks is a fun and highly visible event for our chapter. 2,000 plastic ducks will be dropped off the Main Street bridge and “race” down to tannery park. Grand prize of $1...

    July 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST at Downtown Kent
  • Brunch Bunch

    Kent’s famous charity fundraiser live auction that takes place the morning of thanksgiving at the Kent State Hotel. The mission is to raise funds to benefit area food programs.

    November 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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Want to learn more about joining? Fill out our Contact Us form and we will contact you within a week.

Contact Us

  • Meeting Time

    2nd Wednesday of every month @ 7pm.

  • Our Train Car

    Located on Franklin Ave in downtown Kent.





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