At JA of Southwest New England, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!
JA's Play 4 JA Events are a great way for companies and individuals to support students in their community with friendly fundraising and competition amoung colleagues, friends, and family. These offerings allow you to do some good while having fun.
JA honors Hall of Fame recipients for their leadership, success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies, who have achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.
Since its inception 17 years ago in Hartford, and 11 years ago in New Haven, the Partners in Achievement breakfast has grown exponentially. This event showcases the incredible students, volunteers, and educators who have benefited from their JA experiences. It also provides a great opportunity to network with local businesses.
The Junior Achievement Classic, benefiting Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, has earned a well-deserved reputation as the premier golf event in Central New England. The JA Classic provides top business and community leaders the opportunity to entertain their best clients and customers while supporting our mission.
This event brings local CT corporate teams together to compete in wacky office games including Water Cooler Bowling, K-Cup Towers, and Rubber Band Archery. Show JA students how it's done and inspire them to be warriors in their own pursuit of the American Dream!
JA RESPONDS is a series of round table discussions aimed at engaging local voices in problem-solving and thought leadership. We will feature local parents, students, educators, business leaders, and community members who believe in the mission of Junior Achievement and are committed to creating a better future for young people in Connecticut and beyond.
These JA Events have already taken place, but they will be back! If you would like to learn more about them, please contact us!
Based on the great success of the Hartford-area events, the Partners in Achievement Breakfast in New Haven was launched in 2009 and this year attracted nearly 200 guests. This event showcases the incredible students, volunteers, and educators from the New Haven region who have benefited from their JA experiences. It also provides a great opportunity to network with local business leaders.