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Summer Camp Fun At JA Finance Park

Campers had a blast at the Mission Fed JA Finance Park Summer Camp. The one-week program is designed to prepare young adults for career and financial success. Some of the highlights include: Read More

JULY 12, 2017

Board Spotlight

We thank our departing Board Members for their years of service and leadership as we say good-bye to Wendy Gillespie, Ken Schmitt and Sandy Shippey.

We thank our departing Board Members for their years of service and leadership as we say good-bye to Wendy Gillespie, Ken Schmitt and Sandy Shippey. All three are resigning from the JA Board of Directors this month.Thank you Wendy, Ken and Sandy for the countless hours, passion and energy you have devoted to JA over the years. Read More

JUNE 23, 2017

Donor Spotlight

Tyler Whitehead Raises Money & Awareness for Finance Park

JA is proud to recognize Tyler Whitehead as this month’s donor spotlight. Tyler, the oldest son of JA Board Member, Chad Whitehead, Audit Partner at E&Y, said he was shocked by a statistic that “an overwhelming majority of teens --87%-- admit they don’t know much about personal finance.” Tyler decided financial failure should not be an option for his peers. He dedicated thirteen-weeks to spread the word and seek funding for JA’s newest budgeting center, Mission Fed JA Finance Park for his senior project. He was able to raise $13,000 for Junior Achievement’s Finance Park program. The financial support will allow 260 students to experience the Finance Park simulation. Read More

JUNE 23, 2017

Celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th Birthday!

The popular mini-city has employed nearly 126,000 5th grade students

Junior Achievement is celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th birthday party on Thursday, June 15th. We are asking supporters to help “light the way” by donating a candle which will be featured on a giant birthday cake during Thursday's special event. The popular 10,000 sq. foot mini-city has “employed” nearly 126,000 5th grade students since 2007. Read More

JUNE 13, 2017

Students Compete and Showcase Coding Skills at 2nd Annual CODEchella host at San Diego City College, Saturday, June 3

Students Showcase Coding Skills

On Saturday, June 3 from 8.30am -12.30pm, middle and high-school students will showcase their coding skills at the 2nd Annual CODEchella Competition. The regional event, hosted by San Diego City College, will take place in the “BT Building” in Room 203 located between 16th Street and B Street. Read More

JUNE 2, 2017