JB Board Application now Available


Here’s your chance to take a leadership role in our Junior Branch (JB)

Click here to apply for JB Board 2017-18
please e-mail here when complete (deadline Mar. 20)

Click here to view JB 2014-2015 Year-in-Review

Watch videos about Junior Branch

Whether you have travelled on a CISV program or not, you are welcome to attend local Junior Branch (JB) meetings!

JB’ers are local CISVers who develop their intercultural and leadership skills through organizing educational and social activities.

Thank you for your interest in the JB board! If you have questions, please e-mail us! And “like” our FB page for updates.

Through a strong national and international network, JBers organize their own activities on a wide variety of themes, such as social justice and the environment. Whether or not you have ever taken part in a CISV program, you are welcome to take part in a CISV Jax Junior Branch activity, where you will be:

  • Building an Inclusive Community
  • Developing our Organization
  • Advancing Leadership
  • Educating By Experience
  • Empowering to Reflect and Act

Check out the National and International Junior Branch websites

JB Jacksonville Bylaws


Mini-Camp Sign Up (Feb. 12-15)

Mini-Camp: Feb. 12-15, 2016 @ North Fork Girl Scout Camp
Click here for more info & registration form
We look forward to seeing you there!



Jacksonville Youth Explore Conflict Resolution at CISV SRMC (Southeast Regional Mini-Camp) in Atlanta

by Emma Notari

Over Labor Day Weekend, I participated in the 2015 Southern Regional Mini Camp (SRMC) for CISV in Atlanta, GA.  There were four different CISV chapters represented during the two-day minicamp including chapters from Jacksonville, Atlanta, Chattanooga and the Smoky Mountains. CISV (www.cisv.org) is an international nonprofit founded in 1950 that educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world through educational programs primarily for youth.

During minicamp, you participate in educational and fun activities.  The 2015 SRMC’s theme was “To Infinity and Beyond”, a theme derived from the popular movie Toy Story.  The weekend’s activities followed this theme while having a connection to the real world. For example, one of the activities divided the CISVers into groups and were assigned one of the antagonist Sid’s mangled and misused toys from the movie. Each group took on a disability such as blindness and being mute as the activity progressed. One of the groups, however, had no disability and in turn finished considerably faster than the other groups. After the activity, we all gathered for a debrief, a discussion held after each activity to discuss its deeper meaning. We were asked if we believed having a disability wasn’t fair because the campers without disabilities finished much faster, and of course we all agreed. Then campers were asked if any had cheated throughout the game and took off their handicaps to go faster, and some groups had. We all realized then that people with disabilities don’t have a choice to “take off” their handicaps. They have to live with what they have every day and have to deal with it.

I learned many things in the SRMC and in the process made friends who I can’t wait to see again next year. Youth of the CISV Junior Jacksonville Chapter host monthly activities open to the public ranging from service events to social outings, building  friendships and leadership skills.  The October activity will relate to conflict and resolution and will be held on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 pm at Jacksonville University River House.  CISV also offers international programs for youth and adults.  More than 45 Jacksonville youth and adults participated in programs in Germany, Norway, El Salvador, Colombia and Turkey in 2015.  CISV will announce its 2016 international programs at Jacksonville University on October 25 at 4 pm.  Applications are due by January 12, 2016.  More information is available at www.cisvjax.org.

Sept. 20 JB Event Details

We are pleased to announce that the JB will be participating in a “One Day One Goal” soccer game for Peace One Day, a global initiative designed bring people together and spread awareness. Please come out and support our amazing JB in our first activity of the year as we head to the beach for a day of friendly competition and fun.

When: 9/20, 2-6 p.m.

What: One Day One Goal Global Soccer Game

Where: 2359 Seminole Road

Who: The JB, that’s who! Parents are welcome to stay and chaperone.

Why: To participate in a global game of soccer, reminding people all over the world that playing is more fun than fighting.

What to bring:



Bathing suit



Change of clothes

*Also, feel free to bring snacks/deserts to share and beach games

IMPORTANT: Only about five cars can fit on the platform at the end of the driveway. If you do not like backing up or love your car, please park your car on Seminole Road and walk up the driveway. If you want to park close to the house, get there early. Please do not block the driveway.

JB Karaoke (May event)

Don’t forget about JB Karaoke tonight from 4-6pm!

Bring a snack, water, and your best singing voice.

See you there :)


JB National Mini-Camp

National Mini-Camp (NMC) is an action-packed, super fun, CISV peace education filled weekend, a great opportunity to meet new CISV friends, reconnect with old ones, and experience a national program. It’s also a great way for delegations to experience an introduction to camp life before summer programs!

There are less than two weeks left to register for the national mini camp 2015! Registration closes on April 19th, so register as soon as possible to secure your spot! Remember, registration and payment are on two separate pages. You must complete both steps. Be sure to use the same email for registration and payment, and note your name in the comments section of your payment.

Junior Branch Board Application

Exciting news for JBers who are interested in being on the JB Board for next year – board applications for 2015-2016 are now available! JB Board App 2015-16

The board is the people who plan all of the junior branch events for the year, including Winter Mini Camp and service projects, and any active JB member is welcome to apply!
Applications are due April 10th to Stephanie Donelan, sdonelan@gmail.com.

Mini-Camp is this weekend!

Jacksonville’s 2015 Snowflake Winter Mini Camp is this weekend, February 6th-8th, so if you have yet to register, now is the time to send in your forms to Elizabeth Mosimann, edevm@comcast.net
Please click here for the precamp, with information on carpooling, registration fee, and what to pack!


JB December Activity

The December JB activity is an overnight:
Sat., Dec. 6th ; 4:30p – 9a
361 Roscoe Blvd N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

JB will decorate a CISV-themed boat to compete in the Palm Valley boat parade. Even if you cannot stay overnight, please help us decorate.

JB had a wonderful time playing team-building games with a Thanksgiving theme for their November activity, meeting lots of new friends!


Join the JB Board


Interested in planning activities and minicamp?
Want to know more about how the organization works?
Have great ideas that you want to see implemented in our chapter?’
Like having insane amounts of fun?


We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Junior Branch board and we want everybody to apply! If you have any questions about what this means then please message me or comment here and ask!

CISV JB Board App

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