US Jaycee Foundation Creed

We Believe

The faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the soverignty of nations;
That the economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

We Believe

That Faith In God Gives Meaning And Purpose To Human Life…

Without faith in a greater power, our lives are meaningless. And it is faith in God’s love and His eternal promise that gives purpose to our lives.

That The Brotherhood Of Man Transcend’s The Sovereignty Of Nations …

God made man in His own image to work together and share the earth. Jaycees gives us an opportunity to practice the art of living together in the spirit of brotherhood and in the true interest of humanity.

That Economic Justice Can Best Be Won By Free Men Through Free Enterprise

For years, men have debated the question of how to best secure freedom for their fellowmen: government regimentation or cooperation of free enterprise and free government? Jaycees believe the best way to nurture and support the rights of all citizens is within the framework of checks and balances known as the free enterprise system.

That Government Should Be Of Laws Rather Than Of Men …

Government must rest on a foundation of constitutional Jaw, accepted and ratified by a majority of the people. If government does not rest on such a foundation, tyranny will flourish and people will be manipulated by those in power.

That Earth’s Great Treasure Lies In Human Personality …

None of the great and wonderful inventions and discoveries since the world began can compare with something each of us has – the uniqueness of human spirit. That spirit, that personality is the most basic and important element of humanity. And it is that which sets us aside from all other life – yet gives us a special relationship with one another. Jaycees work hard at developing that uniqueness – and that relationship.

And That Service To Humanity Is The Best Work Of Life.

Why do Jaycees give so much of their time and energy to their activities? Because they believe that giving of themselves to serve others is really doing what their God asks of them: to make their lives of lasting value, something enduring and immortal. We live through our deeds.