About Us

Our Mission

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Our Vision

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Our Creed

We Believe:

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;

That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;

That 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!

Chris Thompson


Lindsey Peard

VP Membership

Sean Brady

Director of Membership

Christina Sheldon

VP Community Development

Donald Hart

VP Communications

Jaketa Thompson


Lisa Agosto

VP Management

Jessie Cox


Donavan McFadden

VP Individual Development

Nathan Croslin

Director of Community Development/ ECSC

Jonathan Kirkham


The Flame of Hope POW/MIA Memorial

The Flame of Hope monument was originally conceived in 1972 as a volunteer project headed by Attack Squadron 43 NAS Oceana. This monument provided squadron personnel with a means to express their concern for the Vietnam War Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIAs), and continues to memorialize those of future generations. The Flame of Hope was built by volunteers from Construction Battalion 415, sponsored by the Virginia Beach Jaycees and Oceana wives of the “They’re Not Forgotten” committee. The Virginia Beach Jaycees coordinated contributions from the community which enabled VA-43 to obtain supplies for the memorial. The Flame of Hope was formally dedicated on Friday, May 22, 1972.

Contact Information

How to get in touch with us.


Vb Jaycee Charities


Come to General Membership Meetings- 2nd Tuesdays at Smartmouth Brewing 32nd St VB



Mailing Address

PO Box 1244 Virginia Beach, VA 23451