JA Events are Inspiring!
JA of Southwest New England EVENTS
At JA of Southwest New England, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students. Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!
JA Business Hall of Fame-New Haven
The New Haven Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement of Southwest New England to honor past and present business and community leaders who made significant contributions to the prosperity of this region and the strength of its communities.
JA Business Hall of Fame-Hartford
JA honors Hall of Fame recipients for their leadership, success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies, who have achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.
JA Partners in Achievement - Hartford
Since its inception 16 years ago, the Partners in Achievement breakfast in Hartford has grown from 40 guests to more than 600 in 2018. This event showcases the incredible students, volunteers, and educators from the Hartford region who have benefited from their JA experiences. It also provides a great opportunity to network with local businesses.
JA Golf Classic
The JA Classic has earned a well-deserved reputation as the premier golf event in Central New England. From the moment you arrive at the beautiful Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Connecticut, you and your guests will see that the JA Classic is a different kind of day. From the very first tournament, twenty years ago, the JA Classic has been legendary for its high level of customer service, the prestigious group of golfers and the overall quality of the golfing experience.
JA Office Warriors
The second annual JA Office Warriors will take place in June 2019. This event brings local CT corporate teams together to compete in wacky office games including Water Cooler Bowling, K-Cup Towers, and Toner Home Run Derby. Show JA students how it's done and inspire them to be warriors in their own pursuit of the American Dream!
JA Partners in Achievement - New Haven
Based on the great success of the Hartford-area events, the Partners in Achievement Breakfast in New Haven was launched in 2009 and this year attracted nearly 200 guests. This event showcases the incredible students, volunteers, and educators from the New Haven region who have benefited from their JA experiences. It also provides a great opportunity to network with local business leaders.
Each year, thousands of participants from different companies bowl to help JA inspire students to work hard and dream big. One hundred percent of funds raised through this event will be used to help JA volunteers transform "I can't" into "I can" for 47,000 local students during the 2018-19 school year.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."