Washington Crossing

C.A.R. & JAC

History of the JAC

2020-2021 JAC Contest Theme:  “The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: Rise and Shine for New Opportunities in a New World.”

The JAC contest is open to all pre-school through 12th grade students in public, private, and parochial schools, and in sanctioned home study programs in the categories: gifted, general and special needs. This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin. Do not submit a student photograph with the entry. All grades, pre-school through 12, are encouraged to participate; however, pre-school and kindergarten students may only participate in the banner and group community service project contests. The contests are not limited to just JAC clubs or members. Youth groups such as scout troops, C.A.R. societies, and service organizations, as well as schools, may participate in the contests.

The origins of Junior American Citizens Committee (JAC) can be traced to October 1901, when the Cincinnati Chapter. NSDAR in Ohio organized a club "to teach…children some knowledge of the underlying principles of our government, of American sentiment, and of all that will go toward making them good citizens." JAC is the National Society’s second oldest youth-oriented committee, preceded only by the Children of the American Revolution. Today JAC helps children from preschool to 12th grade learn what it means to be a good citizen.  We promote civics education, American heritage and history, love of country and service.  Through JAC clubs and contests, we teach America’s school children the principles of our democratic government and appreciation for our great country.  Through these opportunities and recognition of the student’s work, we hope to encourage today's Junior American Citizens -- the future leaders of our country.

Our History

About JAC

The Washington Crossing Junior American Citizens Club is sponsored by the Washington Crossing Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Originally organized in 2020, our JAC club is headquartered in Yardley, PA. 


Visit the Washington Crossing DAR website here.