JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN MASSACHUSETTS LEADERSHIP
Jeffrey Pelletier – President
Jeffrey Pelletier serves as the President of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts. Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their future, focusing on the critically important content areas of career readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts - headquartered in the City of New Bedford - reaches nearly 5,000 students each year across 21 cities and towns.
Previously, Pelletier supported the strategic economic development agenda of the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts as the Business Development and Communications Officer for the New Bedford Economic Development Council. Pelletier also served as the Program Director for Executives Without Borders, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the business community in solving the world's greatest humanitarian challenges. In Haiti, he directed a nationwide jobs and recycling program that collected over 35 million plastic bottles and generated over $250,000 in incomes for communities in need. In Honduras, he directed private sector engagement projects with a Fortune 500 company to increase the sustainability of the life-saving medical work of the non-profit organization Central American Medical Outreach.
Pelletier has extensive public speaking experience and has presented at numerous conferences and events including the World's Greatest Problem Solvers Conference and the keynote address for the Ron Burton Training Village Boston Marathon Kickoff Dinner. He graduated from Methodist University in North Carolina with a degree in Business Administration and is also a graduate of Bishop Stang High School and the Leadership SouthCoastProgram.
He volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership SouthCoast, the New Bedford Education Foundation and Missions for Humanity. He is a member of the New Bedford Economic Development Council and volunteers for the Ron Burton Training Village each summer. Pelletier was a nominee for the 2014 and 2015 SouthCoast Emerging Leader Award.
To contact, email Jeffrey Pelletier or call 508-997-6536 ext.11.
Nathan Araujo – Chairman of the Board of Directors
"Having volunteers in our classroom shows our students that people care about them."
"Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life."
"I learned that I really can do anything."
"I donate to JA because I know that it is an investment in my communities future."