Financial Literacy | Work Readiness | Entrepreneurship
Greater Washington
Junior Achievement
February 2012             DONATE   |   VOLUNTEER   |          

Ed Grenier
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of
Greater Washington
Many young people watching the Super Bowl dreamt of becoming football players, one day playing in the big game. While only a select few will make it to the NFL, Junior Achievement strives to ensure they'll all find careers to be passionate about.

The Super Bowl is much more than the players on the field. Thousands of professionals work to realize this event – the TV operators, the graphic designers, the accountants, the programmers, the engineers, the marketers, and countless others in hundreds of professions.

Every one of these professionals has a job that combines their personal skills with their passion for the game.

Junior Achievement helps youth do the same by discovering, developing, and channeling their talents into careers they'll love.

As always, your financial and volunteer support makes our work possible.

Thank you.

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Washington Business Hall of Fame
Announces Laureates

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.
Chairman, Patton Boggs LLP

Giuseppe Cecchi
President, The IDI Group Companies

John R. Darvish
Founder and President, DarCars

M. Charito Kruvant
President and CEO,
Creative Associates International, Inc.

Ronald D. Paul
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Please join Founding Partners Junior Achievement, Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Washingtonian on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, to celebrate the Laureates' impact on Greater Washington. Proceeds support Junior Achievement's efforts to prepare the region's young people to succeed in the global economy. To reserve your table, please visit
Maryland State Department of Education Promotes Financial Literacy

Since September 2011 the Maryland State Department of Education has made personal financial literacy education a priority for all students in grades 3-12. Junior Achievement is proud to work closely with MSDE and Maryland's local public school systems to help teach youth these important life-skills.

To learn more about Maryland's financial literacy education initiatives, please visit
Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Competition Begins

Do you know a high school student who started a successful business or non-profit? If so, encourage her or him to apply for Junior Achievement's Greater Washington Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding young businessperson in collaboration with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

All applications must be received by April 11. Please visit for more information.
Junior Achievement Volunteer
Honored as Washingtonian of the Year

JA volunteer Robert Zagorski was recently honored as a 2011 Washingtonian of the Year. A medical technologist at Walter Reed, Robert has taught over 1,000 first through twelfth grade students in 43 JA classes over the past three years.

Junior Achievement congratulates Robert on receiving this award and thanks him for his generosity and tireless dedication to local youth! To learn more, please visit
Students Visit Pentagon and
Nuclear Regulatory Commission to
Observe IT Careers in Action

Last month dozens of students from schools in Maryland and Washington, DC learned about careers in information technology at the Pentagon and Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of JA's Job Shadow program.

Over the past few years, our Federal IT Job Shadow program has launched several former participants into summer internships, with one becaming a full time employee at the NRC.

To learn more about Junior Achievement's Job Shadow program, please visit
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