2016-2017 SPECIAL EVENTS
JA Financial Kingpins Biz Bowl
Date: March 3, 2017 @ AMF Star Lanes, 740 Pleasantburg Rd., Greenville
3rd annual Kingpins Tournament when banks, accounting firms and other financial institutions compete for the coveted traveling trophy and serious bragging rights. One of JA's largest and FUNNEST fundraisers of the year. To find out how you can participate, click HERE.
The JA Titan Challenge and 21st Century Soft Skills Workshops
Date: April 21, 2017
High school students in teams of 2-4 apply learned business concepts in a competitive online simulation to put their "company" on top. Eight teams go on to the championship round for a chance to win scholarship money and an opportunity to move on to the national competition.
Lunch includes a dynamic keynote speaker and networking opportunities. In the afternoon students participate in interactive, practical workshops in communications, collaboration & creativity, critical thinking & problem-solving, personal branding, and interviewing. The workshops are designed to build 21st century skills needed to find, get and keep a good job that leads to financial stability.
Date: June 9, 2017 @ The Preserve at Verdae
This annual event has become a tradition in Greenville, SC. With over 30 companies involved, our goal is to fund 500 JA classes for K-12th graders by raising over $50,000. Sponsorship opportunities available! Click HERE for more information.
JA Champions Celebration
Date: August 2017
An evening of celebration of our "JA Champions" -- those who have been so generous with their time, talent and treasure.
Date: November 2017
Designed to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, this initiative places entrepreneurs into high school classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students' eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship.
Date: December 7th, 2017 @ USC Upstate
Area high school students compete for prizes by submitting essays answering one of three questions based on the years ethical topic. Once the winners have been selected, all participants are asked to a luncheon held at USC Upstate in Spartanburg. The 2017 topic has not be determined.