We are a non-profit organization that prides itself on giving to the community of Clinton, Iowa and the surrounding area. This is done by providing community service activities for senior citizens, youth, food pantries, and the community as a whole.  Check our events calendar for dates and times!

Awards Banquet

Every year we recognize several outstanding young people in our community, as well as handing out our local chapter awards.

Community Garden at the Depot

Spring 2015 we started a community garden. Throughout the summer we will tend to the garden and then share our crop with the community. Contact for more information.

Big Buddy Campout

The Clinton Jaycees hold the annual Big Buddy Campout in the month of August. This project is directed at the underprivileged boys in the surrounding community. It offers the chance for approximately 15 to 20 young boys to go camping at no expense. The Clinton Jaycees provide all materials needed such as tents and food. They also provide the kids a chance to go fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, swimming, and hiking. The event begins on a Saturday morning and ends in the early afternoon on Sunday. The rain location is the Lyon's Train Depot.

Hershey's Track & Field

With a beautiful May Sunday afternoon, this is an event not to miss.  The Clinton Department of Parks and Recreation and the Clinton Jaycees sponsors this event.  Participants are of the ages from five through fourteen years.  It’s a thrill to see them victorious in events of a 50-meter dash through the 1600 meter run.  The efforts in the softball throws and the standing long jumps are nothing to stand in the way of.  The potential of a state qualification is possible for the 9-14 year olds. This event typically attracts around 200 youths and as proud parents in the stands can attest, the smile on a child’s face as ribbons are received, is one of the best rewards of life.

For past event information, go through our Event Archive.

Lyons Train Depot Management

Home sweet home.  The Lyons Train Depot is located one block north of Main Avenue in the north-end of Clinton Iowa (formally Lyons) at 56 25th Avenue North.  Working with the City of Clinton and the Lyons Business and Professional Association (LBPA), we renovated this building in order to become a permanent meeting place.  The depot is used by many local non-profit organizations.



Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights was brought to the Clinton, Iowa in November 1996 by two non-profit organizations, Clinton Jaycee Foundation and Clinton Symphony Orchestra.   These organizations founded the event as a fundraiser, but quickly learned it was much more.   The Symphony of Lights brought a sense of pride to the community that had been lacking for a long time.  It awakened volunteerism in all ages.   Since its inception the numbers involved has grown tremendously, now reaching around 400 volunteers.

In the Symphony of Lights' 6th season the Clinton Jaycees Foundation took over as the sole organizer of the event.  The event has continued to be a fundraiser for the foundation with all monies going to support their programs as well as continuing the Symphony of Lights and making improvements to Eagle Point Park.