JA Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Cange

We are delighted to recognize Bob Cange as an outstanding JA Volunteer of the Year. Thank you for making difference with your passion, dedication, and expertise to the youth we serve at Misson Fed JA Finance Park.

We are delighted to recognize Bob Cange as "JA Volunteer of the Year." Thank you Bob for making difference with your passion, dedication, and expertise to the youth we serve at Misson Fed JA Finance Park. To celebrate the successful 2016-2017 school year, we caught up with Bob to chat about his motivations and experiences to serve as a volunteer with Junior Achievement. Read More

JULY 27, 2017

Shark Tank Fun at JA BizTown Camp

Campers show-off their entrepreneurial spirit.

Summertime is a special time at JA, as we host nearly 300 students at the McGrath Family JA BizTown Summer Camp. One of the highlights of the program is the “shark-tank” competition. This is when campers get a chance to show-off their entrepreneurial spirit. Read More

JULY 25, 2017

Summer Camp Fun At JA Finance Park

Campers had a blast at the Mission Fed JA Finance Park Summer Camp. The one-week program is designed to prepare young adults for career and financial success. Some of the highlights include: Read More

JULY 12, 2017

Board Spotlight

We thank our departing Board Members for their years of service and leadership as we say good-bye to Wendy Gillespie, Ken Schmitt and Sandy Shippey.

We thank our departing Board Members for their years of service and leadership as we say good-bye to Wendy Gillespie, Ken Schmitt and Sandy Shippey. All three are resigning from the JA Board of Directors this month.Thank you Wendy, Ken and Sandy for the countless hours, passion and energy you have devoted to JA over the years. Read More

JUNE 23, 2017

Donor Spotlight

Tyler Whitehead Raises Money & Awareness for Finance Park

JA is proud to recognize Tyler Whitehead as this month’s donor spotlight. Tyler, the oldest son of JA Board Member, Chad Whitehead, Audit Partner at E&Y, said he was shocked by a statistic that “an overwhelming majority of teens --87%-- admit they don’t know much about personal finance.” Tyler decided financial failure should not be an option for his peers. He dedicated thirteen-weeks to spread the word and seek funding for JA’s newest budgeting center, Mission Fed JA Finance Park for his senior project. He was able to raise $13,000 for Junior Achievement’s Finance Park program. The financial support will allow 260 students to experience the Finance Park simulation. Read More

JUNE 23, 2017