On Friday, May 12th Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
(JA) will host its 14th annual Partners in Achievement Breakfast
from 7:15-9:00am at the Hartford Marriott Downtown
. The event celebrates JA’s impact in the community, showcases students who have experienced JA in their classrooms, and highlights the critical need for financial literacy and workforce readiness programs in our schools. JA focuses on making students financially responsible, prepared for the workforce, and entrepreneurially savvy. Programs are delivered by volunteers from business and the community, working hand in hand with classroom teachers to inspire students, through interactive activities that allow students to learn by doing.
During this breakfast you will get to hear firsthand from students, educators, and volunteers who have experienced JA programs. The JA Annual Breakfast is a great opportunity to network with the region's top business leaders, and last year's event was attended by more than 500 people!
In 2013, HYPE and JA teamed up to create the Entrepreneurial Academy, a program bringing urban and suburban high school students together to gain skills in entrepreneurism, leadership, teamwork, ethics and career development. The program has recently expended from two classes to three, serving students from different parts of the Greater Hartford Region; one takes place at the JA offices in Hartford and is supported by The Hartford, one is hosted and supported by Stanley Black & Decker in New Britain, and the newest is supported by Pratt & Whitney and hosted at Goodwin College.
Once again, the JA Entrepreneurial Academy will be the beneficiary of Tee it Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship (Thursday, June 22nd save the date!). We also have members of our leadership team serving as board members for all three Entrepreneurial Academy locations.
“The programs that JA provides to youth in the Region are so incredibly important.The Partners in Achievement Breakfast is on of my favorite events of the year, being not only a great way to network, but an even better way to support JA's mission. Hearing from the student speakers about how JA programs have impacted their lives is extraordinarily powerful, and speaks volumes to the real life impact JA has on the thousands of youth they serve. I hope to see you all there!” HYPE Executive Director Kim Bishop
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to network and support the more than 37,000 young people JA will serve this school year! The event is completely free to attend, and there will be an opportunity to make a personal donation to JA. If you'd like to attend, you can contact Kim Bishop for more information or email Sarah Thrall. Please be sure to let her know that you'd like to join HYPE Executive Director Kim Bishop, and other members of HYPE's leadership team at the HYPE table!