Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads

Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Junior Achievement's programs - in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy - ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st Century.

Since 1966, Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads has connected dedicated community volunteers with classrooms throughout the Tidewater area.  This year, we have reached over 10,000 students in more than 400 classes, with the support of over 300 volunteers.

Our innovative programs blend technology with the expertise of local professionals, who volunteer to visit schools to inspire and prepare young people from Kindergarten through 12th Grade to succeed in a global economy.

JAGHR is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization.  95% of contributions stay right here in Hampton Roads.

Our Staff


757.455.9503 | frank.hughlett@ja.org

Frank E. Hughlett, President

Frank is a 30 year Navy veteran and a 1985 graduate of Virginia Tech.  Frank has extensive practical development experience from around the globe in places such as Afghanistan, Africa, and Central America. Frank has been active with local and state education officials in addressing  the unique challenges faced by military students across the Commonwealth.

757.455.9501 | aaron.arnold@ja.org

Aaron Arnold, Education Manager – Special Programs

Aaron is a returned US Peace Corps Volunteer, who served in Ethiopia (2012-2014).  Originally from Texas, he has come to Hampton Roads to start a family and continue a career dedicated to service and positive sustainable development.  Working with Junior Achievement is a natural extension of Aaron’s interest in social enterprise, which he developed while attaining a Master’s in International Human Rights at the University of Denver.  He looks forward to helping instill crucial skills to help area youth build toward financial literacy.

757.747.0124 | caroline.myatt@ja.org

Caroline Myatt, Senior Development Manager

Caroline was born and raised right here in Hampton Roads. After spending a few years in Louisville, KY working in the nonprofit sector, she decided it was time to come home and serve the community in which she grew up.  Caroline attended Bridgewater College where she received her degree in Communications. She is passionate about event planning and serving her community and loves that she can put both of her passions to work at Junior Achievement. 

757.455.9504 | amanda.blake@ja.org

Amanda Blake, Education Manager

Amanda was born in Houghton, Michigan. However, since the age of 5, she has mostly resided in Virginia. She has experience teaching in a classroom setting, which is where she found her passion for working with youth. Amanda plans to further her own education in the field and continue to fulfill her goal to make a positive impact on her community. She is thrilled to be part of a team that is driven to benefit young people in the Hampton Roads area. 


757.455.9502 | sekani.grant@ja.org

Sekani Grant, Education Program Support Specialist

Sekani was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia, right outside of Richmond. She is a recent graduate of Old Dominion University where she majored in History and minored in Secondary Education. Sekani is continuing her education at Old Dominion, in the attempt to pursue her Master’s in Public Administration. Working with Junior Achievement has allowed Sekani to begin her career in education for the public sector. She is passionate about education and serving the community and loves the fact that working for Junior Achievement allows her to do just that. 

757.226.9751 | julie.schlicht@ja.org

757.226.9751 | julie.schlicht@ja.org

Julie Schlicht, Office Manager

Our Leadership

Executive Leadership Committee

Board of Directors