Junior Achievement of Southwest New England will host its 7th annual Partners in Achievement Breakfast at the New Haven Lawn Club on Wednesday, November 16th. The event will take place from 7:15 A.M to 9:00 A.M. During the first part of the breakfast, guests are welcome to network with other business and community leaders. Next, guests will get to hear firsthand from students, educators and volunteers from local schools who have all experienced JA programs in the New Haven region.
One of this year’s student speakers is Benedict Djirangaye, an 8th grader from Bishop Woods School in New Haven. She says “Junior Achievement has meant a lot to me in my years at Bishop Woods because the organization’s activities have helped me make decisions about what career path I would like to pursue and the goals I need to start setting for myself. I am headed to high school next year and it will help me get a head start knowing about all the different education and professional paths I can take. The volunteers from Junior Achievement tell us real stories of what it is like in the real world!”
This event is also considered a celebration and has quickly become one of the New Haven region’s premier networking events with 200 guests attending in 2015. Partners in Achievement breakfast sponsors include Marcum, Bohan & Bradstreet and People’s United Bank. You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to network and support the more than 41,000 young people that Junior Achievement of Southwest New England will serve this school year. Please be aware that this is a fundraising event and guests will be asked to make a contribution during the program.
If you want to hear more from students like Benedict, please RSVP for the Partners in Achievement breakfast on November 16th. Please contact Jeremy Race, President and CEO at email@example.com or 860-525-4510 ex.224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.