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Achievement Matters - Fall 2016

Dear Friends of JA New York, 

The 2016-17 school year has started strong and our programs are in full swing all across the five boroughs, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. Because of your support, we are proudly serving more than 80,000 students per year. That's 80,000 opportunities for students to learn how money, careers and business ownership work. Each and every student experience is a chance to change an attitude from "I can't" into "I can" and empower young people to own their economic success. 


Joseph A. Peri
President, Junior Achievement of New York

2016 Student of the Year, Linda Chan

JA New York and EY Bring Financial Literacy to Record-Breaking Number of New York Students
On Friday, September 30, 2016, more than 1,000 employees from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) volunteered with Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), making history by teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness to more than 6,300 elementary, middle and high school students in New York City. The number of students receiving Junior Achievement programming in a single day marks the largest coordinated volunteer event in JA New York’s history.  

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
There is still plenty of time to get involved and support your local community by volunteering with JA New York. 

Monday, November 21
JA Launch Lesson: Inspire high school students for National Entrepreneurship Month! Visit a high school classroom for one hour to share your entrepreneurial experience with students, help them better understand the benefits and challenges of starting a business, and lead a Q&A.

8:00 - 9:30 am
Brooklyn Preparatory High School
257 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
RSVP: Carol Sharrouf,


Visit an elementary, middle, or high school class for 45 minutes a week (5-7 weeks) to teach a JA program & inspire student success.

St. Gregory the Great School
138 W 90th St, New York, NY 10024
Friday or Tuesday afternoons
RSVP: Carol Sharrouf,

High School for Economics and Finance
100 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006
Wednesdays from November 2016 - April 2017
1:46 pm - 2:37 pm
RSVP: Rishabh Kashyap,

Newcomers High School
2901 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
RSVP: Carol Sharrouf,

Gala Online Auction Now Open
The JA New York silent auction has opened up online and is available for bidding. Choose your favorite items and experiences and make your bid. All proceeds benefit JA New York.

Teaming up to Support JA New York
In this video, Adrian, a bowler and JA volunteer from one of our great corporate partners, Univision, talks about why Junior Achievement programs matter for kids. His son Aidan is a JA New York student, so Adrian sees the direct impact of JA programs. Please give these great kids a boost by making a donation of any size in their honor. Each gift opens up a world of possibility for New York's students.

Watch the video.  Make a donation.

Thank You -
We Love Our Partners!
Junior Achievement of New York is pleased to acknowledge the many corporate and foundation grants and charitable 
contributions received during the first quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Thanks to the generosity of the partners listed below, JA New York will continue to offer financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs through our trained and skilled business and community volunteer mentors, free of charge, to more than 260 New York City, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley schools. We thank them for investing in the achievement of tomorrow’s business and community leaders.
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • BNY Mellon
  • Capital One Bank
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Citi
  • Consumer and Merchant Awareness Foundation
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young
  • HSBC
  • Manhasset Community Fund
  • MUFG
  • Nyack Middle School
  • NYC Civic Corps
  • Santander Bank
  • Sterling National Bank
  • Swiss Re

Save the Date - 2016 Leadership Awards Gala


2016 Leadership Awards Gala
On Tuesday, November 15, Junior Achievement of New York will host its annual Leadership Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City.  

We are proud to announce that Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, CEO of Citi Holdings and Chair of the Board of 
Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide has been selected as this year’s Leadership Award honoree. While Francesco’s countless business accomplishments throughout his three decade career at Citi are well known, you 
may not be as familiar with his many years of devoted service to Junior Achievement (JA). Francesco is a long-standing and tireless advocate for JA, both here in New York and across the globe. 

Honoring a Rising Star
Our 2016 JA New York Student of the Year is Linda Chan from Cathedral High School in Manhattan. Linda was selected from a highly competitive pool of student applicants to receive the coveted $10,000 Student of the Year Scholarship Award. 

Super Bowl-A-Thon 2016  
2017 Super Bowl-A-Thon
Join us on February 2, 2017 to kick off Super Bowl 51 at the JA New York SUPER BOWL-A-Thon! Create a team of colleagues, friends or family, fundraise for JA and join us for a football themed evening of bowling, food, drinks and prizes. Contact Brigitte for more information at

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