THE Hong Kong Junior Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing leadership potential among young people. The Hong Kong Jaycees, as it is commonly referred to, was established in 1950 and is a network of highly motivated young people who share the aim of developing leadership skills and social responsibility necessary to create positive change. At present, there are about 1,500 members representing a good cross-section of Hong Kong's community. HKJCC responds to challenges in the community, helping to generate awareness on important issues that have an impact on people's daily lives. The organisation's objectives are carried out through individual development, management, community development and internationalism. HKJCC arranges leadership training programmes to help members develop skills such as goal setting, time management and public speaking. Members also acquire practical management skills such as budget planning and organisation and implementation of large-scale programmes. A key part of the HKJCC's task involves social work and various community development programmes. Members identify social needs and issues, increase their awareness of community problems and develop projects to improve the well-being of the community. A 'Business Network Club' has been established to enable members to follow their own personal business interests. The club organises business seminars and contact sessions where members gain exposure and network.