Rising Stars of New Braunfels is a program of the New Braunfels Jaycees, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contributions of our community’s young leaders. Annually this program will recognize 40 distinguished individuals under the age of 40 who are making a significant impact in their professional and/or civic endeavors. These Rising Stars are on a trajectory towards being New Braunfels’ next generation of outstanding leaders.
Who are the Jaycees?
The New Braunfels Jaycees (Junior Chamber) is New Braunfels’ young professionals organization. We are made up of aspiring leaders between the ages of 18-40 who are looking to grow their network, become engaged in the community, progress their professional development, and work towards creating a better New Braunfels through volunteering and philanthropic efforts. The Jaycees help prepare our members to become the business and community leaders of New Braunfels’ future.
What do the Jaycees do?
The New Braunfels Jaycees assist local organizations, volunteer at community events, and offer scholarships to local high school students. We are a non-profit organization and receive no financial support from any government agencies. All funds are raised through community events such as our .5K Beer Run, Casino Night, Big Give SA, food booth sales at the Comal County Fair, Wurstfest, Wassailfest, Wein and Saengerfest, and other local festivals.
Money raised through these endeavors goes toward scholarships at New Braunfels, Canyon, and Smithson Valley High School. We also provide financial assistance to the Senior Citizen Center, JROTC, NBHS Booster Club, Communities in Schools, New Braunfels Blue Santa, the NBU blanket drive and many more.
In addition to our philanthropic activities, we also get together several times a year for social activities. We hold banquets, float down the river, go out for dinner, get together for bowling parties, and celebrate the holidays in our own special way. There's always something going on!