Junior Achievement USA announced that Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is the recipient of a 2017-2018 5 Star Award.
“Is it making a difference?”
That question, particularly from donors, is among the most challenging for nonprofits to answer. It’s not due to a lack of desire on the part of a nonprofit to do so, but it ultimately comes down to what the donor really means by the question and what resources are available for a nonprofit to provide the answer within a reasonable budget.
Junior Achievement unveiled a brand new online resource that allows teachers, school counselors, and parents to help high school students better understand the finer points of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. The resource, JA Influencer, is part of JA®’s ongoing effort to empower young people to own their economic success and has been made available through a generous grant from Voya Financial®.
The President and two of his senior advisers – his Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith – met some of that talented next generation as they welcomed student winners from national entrepreneurship competitions to the White House, including Rachel Gorgas, CEO of the JA Company of the Year CCA Today, and Joseph Fortuno, winner of the JA Microsoft Social Innovation Award for his company Herban Movement.