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JA of Northern California Events

Junior Achievement of Northern California hosts several signature events each year to raise money to support financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education. Each event celebrates JA's commitment to collaboration and partnership. So whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, JA offers a variety of ways for you to support the mission of inspiring and preparing students to succeed. Get involved and connect with others who are passionate about youth, business and economic development. 
 
 

Play 4 JA

Play 4 JA

When: July 2019 - June 2020
Where: Locations throughout Northern and Central California

Whether you like to BOWL or BIKE, play KICKBALL or want to organize a HIKE—We encourage you to recruit a team to fundraise for the JA mission. Build community in your region by hosting events, which raise funds for JA's educational programing.
 
Contact Lawrence Folsom: lfolsom@janorcal.org or 925-465-1095

Junior Achievement Social

Junior Achievement Social

When: October 8, 2019
Where: 600 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Join Junior Achievement's San Francisco volunteers and educators, as we celebrate 100 years of student impact!

About this Event
To toast our Centennial, join Junior Achievement's San Francisco Board for drinks and appetizers as we mix and mingle with JA educators, volunteers, and alumni from San Francisco.

Your ticket helps JA connect youth to greater economic opportunity and career pathways. JA prepares students for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth, effectively manage it and how to apply entrepreneurial mindset.

Thank you to Chris Welton and Scott McEachron from Northwestern Mutual/McGill Junge Wealth Management for supporting JA in San Francisco and their commitment to our community .

Everyone who attends will have their name entered into a drawing a chance to win one tasting menu for two at Lord Stanley Restaurant.

JA S.H.E. Leads - Santa Clara County

JA S.H.E. Leads - Santa Clara County

When: Monday, November 4, 2019
Where: Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Time: 8:00-2:00 PM

JA S.H.E. Leads connects local businesswomen and outstanding female high school students from the Santa Clara County in a day of STEM career path exploration. Through hands-on activities, students will develop workforce readiness and gain insights from panel speakers throughout the Bay Area.

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Contact Audrey Del Prete: adelprete@janorcal.org or (669) 224-2063

JA Centennial Entrepreneur Summit - San Francisco

JA Centennial Entrepreneur Summit - San Francisco

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where: Google, 188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 8:00-12:00pm

In collaboration with National Entrepreneurship Month and the Alliance of Chief Executives, high school students will gain firsthand knowledge from entrepreneurs about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey.

Monterey Bay Hall of Fame

Monterey Bay Hall of Fame

When: January 31, 2020
Where: The Inn at Spanish Bay: 2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Time: TBA

Please join us for the 15th Annual Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame.

An annual induction ceremony honoring outstanding Monterey Bay entrepreneurs, business professionals and community leaders who have made a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the Central Coast. Through business excellence, innovative leadership and community involvement, these exceptional honorees serve as role models to their peers and to the next generation of business leaders - our Junior Achievement students.

For more information, contact Taran Barca-Hall at (831) 524-5500 or taranbh@janorcal.org.

JA Tech & Innovation Day - Santa Clara County

JA Tech & Innovation Day - Santa Clara County

When: January 27, 2020
Where: Cisco Systems, Inc., 170 West Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134
Time: TBA

Bringing together underserved local high school students for a day of hands-on STEM activities and workforce engagement, exposure to tech career paths and receive mentorship from the region's tech leaders.
 
Contact Audrey Del Prete: adelprete@janorcal.org or (669) 224-2063

JA S.H.E. Leads - Contra Costa County

JA S.H.E. Leads - Contra Costa County

When: February 6, 2020
Where: Richmond Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
Time: TBA

This healthcare STEM summit will serve 350+ Contra Costa high school students, exposing them to female leaders in the healthcare and bio-tech fields. JA students will network and gain exposure to growing STEM career paths in our local economy.
 
Contact Stacey Martin: smartin@janorcal.org or 510-691-3471

JA Finance Park® Mobile - Monterey County

JA Finance Park® Mobile - Monterey County

When: March 2020
Where: Monterey County Fair and Event Center

JA Finance Park® is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit the mobile park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget.

In the simulated business expo setting, middle and high school students learn critical skills related to budgeting and money management. Students make budget decisions about everything from housing to child care and groceries.

JA Finance Park® Mobile - Sonoma County

JA Finance Park® Mobile - Sonoma County

When: February 2020
Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

JA Finance Park® is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit the mobile park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget.
 
In the simulated business expo setting, middle and high school students learn critical skills related to budgeting and money management. Students make budget decisions about everything from housing to child care and groceries.

Northern California Business Hall of Fame

Northern California Business Hall of Fame

When: April 2, 2020
Where: The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Time: TBA

Celebrating many years of the JA mission, the Business Hall of Fame Awards Gala is Junior Achievement's principal fundraiser. This event honors our volunteers, educators and outstanding business leaders who have made a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the Bay Area.

JA Company of the Year

JA Company of the Year

When: April 2020
Where: TBA
Time: TBA

The COYC allows high school students participating in the JA Company Program®to demonstrate their business acumen and spirit of entrepreneurship in a competitive environment. Teams present their business results and learning experiences to a panel of judges who evaluate company performance against the competition criteria. 

JA Stock Market Challenge - Fresno County

JA Stock Market Challenge - Fresno County

When: April 2020
Where: TBA
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Student Event, 5:00pm-8:00pm Evening Event

Student Event: Don't miss this exclusive event where student teams are issued $1,000,000 to buy mock stock in fictitious companies. Once the opening bell is rung, the market opens & every 60 seconds is a new trading day! This high-tech stock trading simulation gives students an eye-opening experience into the rapid-fire atmosphere of financial trading. 
 
Evening Event: This unique & dynamic event brings together professionals for a night of fun and friendly investment competition while supporting youth education in our community. Increase your company's visibility and network with other top companies as you share in the excitement of this one-of -a-kind evening.
 
Contact Heather Marquez: hmarquez@janorcal.org or (559) 224-1046

JA Stock Market Challenge - Contra Costa County

JA Stock Market Challenge - Contra Costa County

When: March 26, 2020
Where: Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Student Event, 5:00pm-8:00pm Evening Event

Join Junior Achievement for an exciting, technology-based stock trading simulation!
 
Student Event: Don't miss this exclusive event where student teams are issued $1,000,000 to buy mock stock in fictitious companies. Once the opening bell is rung, the market opens & every 60 seconds is a new trading day! This high-tech stock trading simulation gives students an eye-opening experience into the rapid-fire atmosphere of financial trading. 
 
Evening Event: This unique & dynamic event brings together professionals for a night of fun and friendly investment competition while supporting youth education in our community. Increase your company's visibility and network with other top companies as you share in the excitement of this one-of-a-kind evening.
 

JA Bocce alla Roma

JA Bocce alla Roma

When: June 1, 2020
Where: Campo di Bocce, Los Gatos, CA
Time: TBA

Create a corporate team or bring your friends for a fun experience as you enjoy one of Europe's oldest sporting traditions; Friendly team competition on the courts carries over to dinner and drinks, all benefiting JA programs in the South Bay.
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JA Golf Classic

JA Golf Classic

When: June 8, 2020
Where: Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA 94507
Time: 9:30am-6:30pm

This event is one of the most prestigious charitable tournaments in the Bay Area. Players enjoy an all-inclusive round of golf, on-course competition, and prizes. Guests regal in the evenings' festivities of a hosted cocktail reception and dinner award Program.
 
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The Giant Race - San Jose

The Giant Race - San Jose

When: TBA
Where: Municipal Park, San Jose, CA
Time: 7:30am start time

IT'S A RACE FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY!

Run or walk in a 5K or 5 mile fun-run for JA! The Giant Race for JA offers opportunities to sponsor our student alumni, educators, staff in this family friendly community event.

The Giant Race - San Francisco

The Giant Race - San Francisco

When: September 8, 2019
Where: Oracle Park
Time: 7:30am start time

RACE FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY!
Run or walk in a 5K, 10k or half-marathon fun-run for JA! The Giant Race for JA offers opportunities to sponsor our student alumni, educators, staff in this family-friendly community event

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