JA Events are so Awesome!
JA of Western Connecticut EVENTS
At JA of Western Connecticut, 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 High School Business Challenge
Using Junior Achievement's high school business simulation program, the JA Business Challenge places high school students in the CEO's seat. Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. Student teams strategize to operate the most successful virtual business as they develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking. Success depends on how well they manage their company's key decisions. Companies (teams) are challenged to outperform the competition in profit, sales and market share.
Junior Achievement 18th Annual Golf Invitational
Held at the prestigious Greenwich Country Club, Junior Achievement's 18th Annual Golf Invitational allows golfers to experience this exquisite course and venue. As part of the golfing package, participants enjoy lunch, a round of golf, dinner, and silent and live auctions.
These JA Events have already taken place, but they will be back! If you would like to learn more about them, please contact us!
JA Free Enterprise Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut inaugurated the Free Enterprise Hall of Fame in 1977 to recognize area business leaders who personify the ideals of free enterprise and who therefore are role models for the students we serve. Continuing that tradition, our current honorees are outstanding individuals who demonstrate business excellence, vision, and innovation, inspiring leadership and community mindedness.
"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."