In the fall of 1727, Benjamin Franklin along with 12 other members, founded the Junto Club also known as the Leather Apron Club.
The Junto was founded on the principles of mutual improvement and cognitive diversity.
They would meet every Friday night and discuss issues of morals, politics or natural philosophy. This was a launching pad for many public projects. Out of the meetings came proposals for the creation of the first lending library, the Union Fire Company, the University of Pennsylvania, volunteer militia, and, the Pennsylvania Hospital.
Junto Club became the American Philosophical Society founded in 1743 to promote useful knowledge.Junto Montreal was founded in 2008 by Travis Chalmers and Nicolas Dang with the mission to provide a real-world setting for informed debate and empower its members to expand their knowledge and network.
Diego Piccini (da Todi)