Grown-up junior achievers wanted

| 13/07/2010

(CNS): Junior Achievement will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Cayman Islands next year and is seeking out past participants to join JA Alumni Association to help expand the programme and act as ambassadors for the future. Since its launch by Rotary Central in 1991, hundreds of high school students have been through the programme and are now working in both the private and public sectors in a variety of jobs. Rotary Central in partnership with the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement (JA) is inviting past participants to attend the launch of the JA Alumni Association on 23 July at a cocktail reception at Grand Old House. (Junior achievers Samuel Bowen and Maxine Bodden-in 1991)

“Rotary Central is the major shareholder of the JA programme in the Cayman Islands and we are delighted to support the launch of a new alumni association,” said Rotary Central President Wil Pineau.
“Past achievers are the perfect group of ambassadors who can share the wonderful JA experience with others in our community. Youth development is a key focus for the upcoming Rotary year which focuses on Building Communities and Bridging Continents. JA provides many of our youth with a solid foundation to build their future. I encourage past achievers to support the new association,” he added.
Pat Randall, President of JA said it has become even more relevant in these though economic conditions and welcomed the formation of the alumni association.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest in-and after-school practical business education programme. JA Worldwide reaches 9.7 million students per year in 122 countries around the world. JA has a proven long-term impact on youth, giving them a stake in the free enterprise system to create a better workforce for tomorrow. This programme is free for students, schools, and organizations to participate.
The organization said that the programmes teach students crucial lessons about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy; prepares young people to enter the workforce, trains them to become the next generation of business leaders, and educates them about basic financial management and responsibility. These programmes aim to demonstrate the connection between the theories of business and “real-life” circumstances.
If you are interested in attending the cocktail reception on Friday, 23rd July, 2010 at The Grand Old House at 6:30PM please RSVP by 21st July by contacting Tara McField at You must be over the age of 18 and have previously participated in a JA programme.
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