Kerri De JagerEducation Manager
JA Anniversary: April, 2016
Education: Bachelor of Science-Human Development and Family studies, University of Connecticut
Previous Experience: Over ten years of experience in the social service, nonprofit sector working with children and families involved in child protective services, adults with substance abuse and mental illness, low income seniors, and individuals diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.
Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community? Junior Achievement is critical to our community because the children in our communities will one day become the leaders of those communities. We have an enormous responsibility to help prepare our youth for adulthood by providing them with the tools they need to get a job, manage their money, and start their own business. I truly believe teaching these skills at an early age will ensure a thriving San Diego for years to come.
What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement? I love being part of the collaborative effort to connect schools with local business leaders. Seeing the enthusiasm on those little faces as they participate in JA programming is all the inspiration I need!