Winston-Salem Jaycees

The Winston-Salem, NC area's organization of choice for adults 21-40 to develop personal, business and leadership skills through community service and organizational involvement.

I'm a Winston-Salem Jaycee because:

​Kayla Newman

I wanted to meet other young professionals and help serve my community. Since joining I have grown as a leader, made new friends, and discovered new and interesting places in Winston-Salem.

​Kayla Newman, 2018 Membership VP

Community Service – Outstanding Young Leaders (OYL) Scholarship

OYLYoung leaders from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District have the opportunity to complete their applications for the Outstanding Young Leaders (OYL) Scholarship each fall. Once submissions and judging are concluded, all top 10 nominees will receive an official certificate of achievement with their name on it to keep. The scholarship winner will receive an additional official certificate denoting the amount of their scholarship.

The chapter typically presents one scholarship a year, the number of scholarships and their amount will be dependent upon the success of the project’s fundraising efforts. The Winston-Salem chapter will send the top application to compete for the North Carolina Jaycee’s Outstanding Teenager Award.  The rest of the top five winners are also invited to self-apply to compete for the North Carolina Jaycee’s Outstanding Teenager Award. The winners of this award and an additional scholarship are announced in late summer at the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet.


Congratulations to our 2019 Fall Top 10 Outstanding Young Leaders!

**Emma Ambrosious**
Atkins High School

Jaqueline Nikas
Atkins Forsyth High School

Vera Kamm
Reagan High School

Una Wilson
Reagan High School

Andy Li
Mt. Tabor High School

Kelsey Davis
Mt. Tabor High School

Ono Abhulimen
Mt. Tabor High School

Kathryn Lorentz
Mt. Tabor High School

Adolfo Zach Fernandez
Reagan High School

Nathaniel Carson
Reagan High School

*$1,000 Scholarship Winner


General Donations for Outstanding Young Leaders

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution for any Winston-Salem Jaycee Foundation supported project, choose one of the following options: How do you donate?

OPTION 1: Please mail a check payable to:

Winston-Salem Jaycees FOUNDATION
RE: OYL
PO Box 24461
Winston-Salem, NC 27114

OPTION 2: Prefer to pay online?

Visit the Foundation webpage at: http://wsjayceesfoundation.org/ and refer to the “How to donate” section.

OPTION 3: Fundraisers.  Every year we have events to help raise funds for the OYL Project.  Click here to search for OYL events.