The New Haven community will come together as Junior Achievement of Southwest New England presents the 10th Annual Partners in Achievement breakfast on November 20 at the New Haven Lawn Club.
During the breakfast program, guests will hear first-hand from children, educators, and volunteers from local schools throughout the New Haven region who have all experienced JA programs. This year JA is showcasing students from Columbus Family Academy in New Haven.
The annual JA breakfast event is considered one of New Haven's best opportunities to network with the region's top business leaders, and is regarded as a premier event in the region. The shared experiences of students – told in their own words – are the highlight of the morning and a real inspiration.
The annual event – which routinely attracts more than 200 people - 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. It also salutes the volunteers, from businesses and organizations in the region, who are essential to the success that has been achieved.
The networking and program run from 7:15 – 9:00 AM on Nov. 20. Breakfast sponsors are Bohan & Bradstreet and Webster Bank. Student Sponsors are Albertus Magnus College, Health Venture, Marcum Accountants Advisors, Snowden Lane Partners and RSM. The JA Partners in Achievement breakfast is a fundraising event, and attendees are asked to make a voluntary contribution to support JA programs.
“The students we work with are what drive all of our efforts,” said Jeremy Race, President and CEO of JA of Southwest New England. “They inspire and encourage us, and we are grateful for the dedicated volunteers who make valuable connections in classrooms across the region, sharing their own experiences with students looking to navigate their futures. We look forward to this morning, to expressing our appreciation, and looking ahead to all that can be accomplished together.”
Junior Achievement – celebrating its 100th anniversary this year – is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Last school year in Connecticut, with the help of more than 3,300 volunteers – business professionals, parents, retirees, and college students – JA of Southwest New England taught more than 47,000 Connecticut students about business, jobs, and the importance of education for success.
In 2019, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England was awarded one of Junior Achievement USA’s highest honors for the fourth consecutive year: the Five Star Award, in recognition of its growth in student impact and superior fiscal performance.