JA Blog

A Letter from the President

Because of YOUR support, we are so proud to share JA exceeded our student goal by reaching a record-breaking 80,344 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

As we celebrate this historic milestone, JA's President and CEO, Marla Black wants to recognize the support and commitment of 6,322 volunteers who generously gave their time and energy to make a difference. Read More

JULY 31, 2017

Honoring JA San Diego Volunteer of the Year, Bill Sears

JA is delighted to recognize Bill Sears as “JA San Diego Volunteer of the Year.” The former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot has volunteered at nearly every JA Day in South County during the 2016- 2017 school year. The active Bonita Kiwanis member is always the first to ask, “When is the next JA Day?” and “How can I help?” With Bill’s support and dedication, JA reached a record-breaking 80,344 students this year. To celebrate the successful school year, we asked Bill to share his passion in the below Q&A segment: Read More

JULY 31, 2017

MiraCosta College Professor Honored as JA's North County Volunteer of the Year

With her passion and dedication, the MiraCosta College Professor has helped JA reached a record-breaking 80,344 students this year.

JA is delighted to recognize Delores Loedel as “JA Volunteer of the Year” for North County- Coastal. With her passion and dedication, the MiraCosta College Professor has helped JA reached a record-breaking 80,344 students this year. To celebrate the successful school year, we asked Professor Loedel to share her passion. Read More

JULY 31, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Cange

We are delighted to recognize Bob Cange as an outstanding JA Volunteer of the Year. Thank you for making difference with your passion, dedication, and expertise to the youth we serve at Misson Fed JA Finance Park.

We are delighted to recognize Bob Cange as "JA Volunteer of the Year." Thank you Bob for making difference with your passion, dedication, and expertise to the youth we serve at Misson Fed JA Finance Park. To celebrate the successful 2016-2017 school year, we caught up with Bob to chat about his motivations and experiences to serve as a volunteer with Junior Achievement. Read More

JULY 27, 2017

Shark Tank Fun at JA BizTown Camp

Campers show-off their entrepreneurial spirit.

Summertime is a special time at JA, as we host nearly 300 students at the McGrath Family JA BizTown Summer Camp. One of the highlights of the program is the “shark-tank” competition. This is when campers get a chance to show-off their entrepreneurial spirit. Read More

JULY 25, 2017