Junior Achievement of Western PA Recognized for 75 Years of Service
Junior Achievement of Western PA (JA) is proud to be celebrating its role in building future leaders over the past 75 years. On March 10, Dennis Gilfoyle, President of Junior Achievement of Western PA and Robbie Zaremberg, Development Specialist with JA visited the Capitol where Pennsylvania Senator Wayne D. Fontana and Representative Mark Mustio introduced a resolution recognizing the 75th Anniversary of JA. Senator Fontana offered a Senate Resolution stating, “The recognition of the anniversary of Junior Achievement in Pittsburgh shows the promise that these programs have made and will continue to make in the future that sustain our democracy by strengthening communities and preparing students for work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on learning.”
Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement (JA) was brought to Pittsburgh in 1939 by A.W. Robertson, Chairman of Westinghouse, and leadership from Koppers, US Steel and Gulf Oil. Serving as JA’s first official chapter, the celebration of our 75th Anniversary presents a unique opportunity to recognize and share the many milestones, successes, and future aspirations of our past, present, and future with the community throughout 2014!
Why Our 75th Anniversary is Important…
Whether you have participated in the JA Company Program® as a high school student, volunteered to teach JA programs in your community, or supported JA programs through corporate and individual donations, we want to celebrate all you have done to make Junior Achievement the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Junior Achievement of Western PA welcomes your involvement and continued support. The funding of JA programs and volunteers to deliver the relevant, hands-on experience to the next generation of leaders is greater today than ever before. By supporting JA, you will help provide students from kindergarten through high school with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
How can you help? As a start, reacquaint yourself with Junior Achievement by visiting our website at www.jawesternpa.org. Consider volunteering in support of a program or as a classroom volunteer. However you choose to participate, please know how much we appreciate your involvement and look forward to serving with you to benefit today’s students.