It has been an exciting year for Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads (JAGHR). JAGHR, along with a virtual army of volunteers, reached thousands of local students in all grade levels while delivering 20 unique and challenging life skills based programs. Our volunteers served as critical enablers providing a blending of real world experiences with JA curriculum. Through the selfless efforts of our volunteer JA Heroes students received over 42,000 hours of first hand instruction on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness.
As JAGHR looks to the future, the sky is the limit with over 300,000 students in the Hampton Roads area thirsting for this knowledge. With a firm foundation already established by strategic partnerships with Norfolk and Virginia Beach Public Schools, JAGHR is poised to expand its reach across the region. I am confident that with growing support from volunteers and a firm commitment from the business community, Junior Achievement is destined to have a profound impact on the future business leaders across our region.
For those of you who already support Junior Achievement you have my sincerest appreciation and I look forward to continue working with you in the future. For those looking to get involved, I invite you to join us on this incredible journey to enable young people to own their economic success---the return on investment is immeasurable.
All the best,
Frank E. Hughlett
President, Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads
The 2017-2018 year was an exciting year for Junior Achievement. The organization was able to deliver much needed programs to a large number of students in the city of Portsmouth for the first time as well as host a successful second year of “Spark Hampton Roads” Entrepreneurship Summer Camp. Overall, the lives of 6,787 local students were impacted by JA programming - receiving a message of workforce readiness, financial literacy or entrepreneurship. Our community volunteers delivered over 42,000 hours of curriculum in 51 different schools or clubs around the region.
TOTAL EVENTS REVENUE | $267,419.38
HAMPTON ROADS BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
On March 22, 2018, George Y. Birdsong, Deborah M. DiCroce, W. Taylor Reveley, III and Bob Sasser joined a distinguished group of over 90 men and women as they were inducted into the Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame. The Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame honors individuals whose business innovations, effective management and civic involvement have made a difference in companies and communities throughout the Hampton Roads area. The event was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and had over 400 people in attendance. This event raised over $133,000 to benefit Junior Achievement.
THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS
Presenting Sponsor: Cox Communications
Salutatorian Sponsor: Dollar Tree, Inc.
Honorary Sponsor: Towne Bank
VIP Reception Sponsor: Signature Family Wealth Advisors
Summa Cum Laude Sponsors:
Armada Hoffler | Birdsong Peanuts | Charles Barker Automotive
Dragas Companies | Mass Mutual | McLeskey & Associates
For over 30 years local companies have come together to party with a purpose during Junior Achievement's annual Bowl-a-Thon. This year, 759 bowlers participated from 15 different companies. During the months of March and April, bowling events were held throughout the Hampton Roads area. Bowlers were able to raise over $85,000 to benefit Junior Achievement.
THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS
Capital Group Companies
JD Miles Roofing
Special thank you to
PRA Group and Colonna’s Shipyard
for being our top fundraising companies of
SPARK HAMPTON ROADS EVENTS
Junior Achievement’s flagship offering, the JA Company Program, challenges students to work together to launch their own startup. Through 13 modules, teachers and community mentors guide student companies from idealization to liquidation. Over 200 students who formed companies came together to showcase their startups in two special events, LEAP and Light Speed. During these events students were able to gain valuable feedback from a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Student companies were also competing for real investment funding along with a spot at Junior Achievement’s National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in addition to various other prizes.
THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS:
The OPUS Group
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
CBDX CASINO NIGHT
CBDX hosted its 9th annual Casino Night, “Unmask the Night” on February 17, 2018 at the Sandler Center. CBDX is an organization committed to encouraging involvement of the next generation of business leaders in support of local businesses and organizations, as well as creating future development initiatives targeting young professionals. All of the money raised from this event went to support Junior Achievement programs throughout Hampton Roads.
HOY GOLF TOURNAMENT
In the Fall of 2017, Hoy Construction held its annual Hap Hoy Memorial Golf Tournament. Over 100 golfers participated in the tournament which took place at the beautiful Heron Ridge Golf Club. Hoy Construction matched all proceeds raised by this tournament and the proceeds were split between the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia and Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads.