JA Blog

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

Bob Alden Celebrates 6,000 Hours of Volunteer Service

Congrats to JA Lifetime Volunteer, Bob Alden, who celebrated 6,000 hours of community service this month. Read More

MAY 31, 2017

Junior Achievement’s first-ever JA Stock Market Challenge event brings the excitement of Wall Street to San Diego

This exciting, fast-paced event connects teens to the future world of business sponsored by Qualcomm and Dowling & Yahnke

On Tuesday, May 2, more than 150 students from local high schools will get a taste of the fast-paced, high-stakes stock market at Junior Achievement’s first-ever Stock Market Challenge. The high-energy event begins with a student competition and concludes with an evening competition for college and corporate teams. Sponsored by Dowling & Yahnke and QUALCOMM, the program will take place at QUALCOMM Conference Center AZ, located at 10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, 92121. Read More

APRIL 30, 2017

Run for Financial Health at 4.01k Race in April

Love to run? Love a good cause? Grab your friends, family and coworkers and come walk, run or jog for your physical and financial fitness this April 1st! The 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness is an event for all ages, and everyone is welcome – the more runners the better! Read More

MARCH 3, 2017