JA Empowered through Ethics | Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

JA Excellence through Ethics
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One Hour. One Classroom. Big Impact.

How can the leaders of today empower the next generation to act ethically? Through the JA Excellence through Ethics (formerly JA Ethics) program. If you're familiar with this well-regarded program, some updates have been made; it is now offered in middle school and high school and the content differs for each level.

This one-hour program, sponsored by PwC, brings local business executives into Greater Richmond classrooms to have frank discussions with high school students about the importance of ethics in business. Case studies, group work and personal experience all come into play in this important and relevant program. Volunteers come from every industry - hospitality, IT, finance, marketing, service, education and many more. This program is well-suited for business leaders who want to give back but have difficulty finding time to do so.

If you'd like to volunteer, please join us at the Volunteer Training Luncheon on October 17, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm at JA Finance Park.

At the luncheon, we'll review the program basics and you'll hear from our two guest speakers:


Linda Fisher Thornton is an innovative leadership development consultant with a passion for ethical leadership. Her book 7 Lenses, in its 2nd printing, introduces a practical 7-Lens model for seeing ethical complexity and 14 Guiding Principles for learning ethical leadership. A former bank senior vice president and now CEO of Leading in Context LLC, Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and is redefining "leadership" at a higher level with the ethical values built in. She is on Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Leadership Speakers list and enjoys working with leaders across industries including Global Fortune 500, non-profit, government, health care and education. Linda teaches leadership and applied ethics as adjunct associate professor for the University of Richmond SPCS. Her website is LeadinginContext.com.

Stacie Davis is the Assistant Principal at Glen Allen High School in Henrico County. She is a proud mother of two young men, Shea (12) and J.T. (14) and proud advocate of life lessons!  She's a graduate of Hermitage High School in Henrico County where she continued to her education at Old Dominion University with an undergraduate degree in Sport Management, minors in Marketing and Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis, a master's degree in Occupational and Technical Studies with a Career and Technical Education (CTE) emphasis, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership with a Special Education emphasis at Regent University.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in K-12 Leadership at Regent and truly believes that knowledge is power.  

  • Teachers, you may request the program using the form found here.
  • Questions? Email Megan or call 804-217-8855 ext. 204.


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