We are still looking for a couple of mentors in Kelowna for our Economics for Success delivery at KLO Middle School starting Feb. 28th. Check out our profile for event information on how you can make a difference in the development of the next generation!
We are so happy to be making a positive impact on the financial literacy capability of so many students all over BC this November. If you want to get involved and help us reach even more students with these very relevant life lessons, contact us today! #FLM2017
At JABC's Economics for Success events this Winter, we help bridge the difficult gap between high school & post secondary education to employment for over 750 Kelowna-area teens. If you could go back in time, what's the most important piece of advice that you would give yourself?
Stay tuned to our profile to see all out upcoming Economics for Success opportunities!
Welcome back to all the teachers and students that we work with every year! And...let's be honest, Congrats to all the parents who "survived" the Summer Break. We look forward to all the programs that we will deliver in Grade 5-12 classrooms this year. If you want to know more about what we do, check us out. We always love new friends of JA!
I am inspired to volunteer simply because I want to help organizations and individuals in caring for each other and those around them. To play a part in sustaining the worthwhile and needed services for those who utilize them is very important to me. I want to help make a difference for as many people and organizations as possible.
Which cause(s) are you most passionate about and why?
At present I am helping Junior Achievement (volunteer instructor), the Mission Hospice Society (Board member/Treasurer), Rotary Club of Mission Mid Day (Treasurer), Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (Past President, Treasurer and current Board member). My interests are varied and I help where I can. The Mission Hospice Society and Junior Achievement (JA British Columbia) are very important to me. I have input into the direction of support for people who are in the final stages of life and need the comfort and tremendous care that the Hospice provides. I also help to address an area that is not being effectively covered in schools by instructing students on all aspects of money, finance, saving and planning. I also have a passion for health and fitness and volunteer with several clubs.
A big shout out to Gennext Kelowna who brought together a great group of people last night at their TimeDrive event! Awesome to chat with so many organizations that are out making a difference in our community every single day.
JA British Columbia wishes to thank all our volunteers and partners in 2015 for their commitment to Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. Our volunteers shared their experience with 3300 local students in 110 classrooms and over 440 hours committed. We have completed all our program offerings until the New Year, so we wish all of you the most joyous of holiday seasons!! See you all in 2016.