Junior Achievement of Utah was honored to welcome Governor Herbert for the

30th Annual Governor’s Breakfast

held June 1st, 2016 at JA City


Sponsored by Fidelity Investments and hosted by honorary Chair, Fred Lampropoulos of Merit Medical, we were overjoyed to announce that JA City is now

 Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City

in recognition of all that Spencer and the entire Eccles Family have done to support JA and the students of Utah.

2016 JA Governor's Breakfast

“There are thousands of students already impacted through Junior Achievement; including those who have experienced the hands-on, real life experience here at JA City and have been inspired by the real business leaders and the volunteers who serve as important role models for them as they look to the future and set their own personal goals. Our future depends upon state and nation having a fountain of youth, if you will, from which we can draw the educated, imaginative, resourceful and motivated leaders of the future; and that, after all, is really what JA is all about.” – Spence Eccles


 With the support of our sponsors and volunteers, this school year we have helped change the lives of over 84,000 Utah students with real world lessons in financial literacy and career exploration and we hold this prestigious event each year to honor our corporate sponsors for their commitment to JA, as well as, to introduce new businesses and business leaders to the magic that is Junior Achievement and JA City.

“Junior Achievement is one of the great secrets to our success here in Utah; giving the leaders of tomorrow the opportunity today to learn about the responsibility that going to be theirs. We have new efforts of alignment to make sure the skills our young people learn line up with the demands of the marketplace. It’s a unique challenge we face in our history, yet Junior Achievement is helping us fulfill that obligation and responsibility.” – Governor Gary Herbert

2016 JA Governor's Breakfast

Our thank you goes to Governor Herbert for his commitment to JA and the future of Utah’s students.


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Governor’s Breakfast 2016 Photo Gallery