Leadership Gala | Junior Achievement of New York

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Junior Achievement of New York was thrilled to honor three outstanding champions at the annual Leadership Awards Gala. Scott Gerber, The Community Company and Young Entrepreneur Council, was presented with the Young Innovators Award, and Rod Martin, Voya, was honored with the Leadership Award. The 2018 Student of the Year Award was also presented to Josue Quintero, a senior at Brooklyn Preparatory High School. This signature fundraising event raised over $713,000 for the kids of JA New York to receive hands-on programming that inspire, empower, and prepare them for a successful future. 

Check out highlights from the 2018 Leadership Awards Gala below:

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Stay tuned for information about the upcoming 2019 Leadership Awards Gala!


  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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