JA-in-a-Day

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Join Utah’s top Business, Government and Community Leaders for a mentoring experience you won’t soon forget!

JA-in-a-Day

May 25, 2017

9am – 1pm (including lunch with the students!)


 What is JA-in-a-Day?  JA-in-a-Day provides the 5-6 in-class lessons in a one day format rather than being spread out over the course of several weeks.

This is an one of a kind opportunity to engage with the amazing students at Edison Elementary.

If you are interested in participating and need more information please contact kristy@ja-utah.org

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Get More Info and Register Here.


 

 

 

Play For JA!

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This year in conjunction with our annual Bowl-A-Thon we want you to get your game on and . . .

Play For JA!

March 23 & 24

Junior Achievement will join with The Biz Games at Soccer City for

Fun, Food and Competition to benefit Utah’s Students!


Play as an individual or team of 5 and rotate between ping pong, foosball, Texas Hold ‘Em, video game tournament and golf simulator. Open play games including giant Jenga and corn hole will be going all day long . . .

$30 for an individual or $150 for a team of 5, the games will run in 2-3 hour shifts from 9am – 6pm.

See Full Game Schedule

For more information on how you can participate you can visit our webpage

REGISTER HERE

or contact jaime@ja-utah.org.

Want to be a Play For JA sponsor?  Here’s all the info!

 

 

E*TRADE Partners with Junior Achievement

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EY Volunteer PicJunior Achievement USA (JA) and E*TRADE announced an initiative in which E*TRADE colleagues, leveraging JA curriculum, will teach students in seven markets across the country, including our own JA of Utah.

This summer, E*TRADE colleagues volunteered to help support the 6th Annual JA 5K Challenge and Fun Run at Rio Tinto Stadium and participated in the 31st Annual JA Golf Classic at Park Meadow Country Club.  Proceeds from these event provide JA in-class program to students throughout Utah.  JA in-class programs  educate students about real-world concepts in entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy using Junior Achievement’s experiential curriculum. Through their participation in JA programs, students will learn important skills such as budgeting, how to successfully interview for a job, and how to start their own business venture.  E*TRADE  colleagues also volunteered at  JA City, provided 5th grade students the a real-world look at what it’s like to be an adult for the day.

“This initiative delivers squarely on our mission of empowering individuals to take control of their finances,” said Kimberly Walton, Senior Vice President at E*TRADE Financial. “When it comes to career preparation and financial literacy, you can never start learning too early – and we’re thrilled to work with JA to help students through real-world experiences in schools throughout the country.”

Thanks, E*TRADE


“We love having this opportunity to visit JA City because it opens up our students’ minds to real-world possibilities.” – Miss Rich, Teacher, Doxey Elementary

“I think it’s a really fun experience to be an adult for a day.” – Student, Crestview Elementary

“Preparing for JA City is a lot of work but very valuable skills that students will use in their everyday life. Going to JA City is the highlight of 5th grade.” – Christine, Teacher, Crestview Elementary

“I had so much fun seeing the excitement and enthusiasm of the kids. This is my second year and I love JA City!” – Tim Wright, E*TRADE Volunteer

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Arbiter Sports Participates in JA-in-a-Day

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Arbiter Sports

ArbiterSports, the established leader in athletic event management solutions and decades-long business leader in Salt Lake City, took part in a volunteer opportunity with Junior Achievement of Utah; a chapter of Junior Achievement USA, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating Arbiter Sports 2students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.The organization’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver their curriculum while sharing their experiences with students.

ArbiterSports’ management team spent a day at Edison Elementary, a Title 1 school in in Salt Lake City, teaching courses in Finance, City Government, Economics, Budgeting and Entrepreneurship to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students. Nate Evans, a sales manager at ArbiterSports, had been involved with the organization a year prior and was so impressed by the experience that he encouraged the company to get involved.

“When we learned about this wonderful opportunity available in our own community we were anxious to become involved,” said ArbiterSports CEO Jeff Triplette. “We benefited greatly from spending time with kids that don’t have the same opportunities as kids at other schools and hope that they benefited from our experience and insight. We thank Nate Evans for facilitating our involvement and JA for providing a wonderful experience.”

Since its founding over 30 years ago, ArbiterSports has had a vested interest in improving the lives of youth, not only as the provider of athletic management software for thousands of schools and youth leagues across the U.S., but also as a donor and volunteer in many causes that affect children.

“We are so grateful to ArbiterSports for coming out in full force to support our JA-in-a-Day event at Edison Elementary, bringing seven fabulous volunteers to teach JA programs in the classrooms at this Title I school. In reviewing the pictures, videos, and heartfelt thank you notes from the students, it was obvious that Team Arbiter had a great influence on these students,” said Junior Achievement of Utah VP of Development and Communications Becky Harding. “We recognize that our volunteers are the heart and soul of JA as they inspire and empower students, and we know that their time with these kids will have long-lasting positive effects.”

About ArbiterSports

As the leader in athletic event management, ArbiterSports helps athletic departments and sports leagues dramatically simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying event workers, and informing athletes, families and fans. The product suite, including ArbiterGame, ArbiterOne, ArbiterPay, ArbiterLive, Arbiter360, ArbiterWorks, and ArbiterMobile, delivers unprecedented control and visibility over the entire athletic event process. ArbiterSports products are built on a powerful web-based platform that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration with the ability to add features. Sports leagues, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners, officials and event workers rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs effectively.  Visit arbitersports.com or call 1-800-576-2799 for more information.