Hi ! This April we are excited to share our latest news and celebrate JABC Volunteer Appreciation Month and National Volunteer Week. We acknowledge the unwavering support of our amazing volunteers this past year- thank you! Check out all that we're up to below.
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JABC Volunteer Appreciation Month
This month, we're thrilled to highlight some of our fantastic volunteers from all across British Columbia.

To learn why they find volunteering rewarding, be sure to follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. #JAvolunteersRock

JA Canada National Volunteer Award
Congratulations to Andrew Marchant, JABC Board Member & Past Chair, who is the recipient of the 2021 Royden Richardson National Volunteer Award for Governance!

Andrew has been a champion of JABC for many years and his initiatives have made an enormous difference in our organization.

Message from our President & CEO
This JABC Volunteer Appreciation Month, I want to express a heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers- classroom, event, Board of Directors, committees and more- who gave their time this past year to inspire, prepare and empower youth all across B.C. You are the heart of JA!

Also, I hope you will join us at the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Virtual Celebration on May 20th and the Discovery Foundation's Discover your Pitch competition finale on May 26th. These are sure to be great events. Please read more below and RSVP soon.

And one final note- We also celebrate Education Week in April. Together with our volunteers and donors, JABC acknowledges the important work happening in B.C. schools. We deeply value our relationships with school communities and educators who bring JA programs into their classrooms.
Sheila M. Biggers
Upcoming Events
You're invited to the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Virtual Celebration May 20, 2021
Join us online as we celebrate the induction of the 2020 Laureates into the BLBC Hall of Fame.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, ten Posthumous Pioneer Laureates will also be inducted. The evening will feature a live conversation with the 2020 Laureates, biographical videos of the Laureates, and presentations by JABC student scholarship winners. This is the first year the celebration is open to everyone- and free of charge!

Cast your Vote at the 3rd Annual
Discover your Pitch Competition Finale
May 26, 2021
Watch some talented high school students pitch their business ideas in the final round of the 2021 Discovery Foundation's Discover your PItch competition. The top teams from around B.C. compete for cash prizes (over $7,000 is up for grabs this year!) in front of a panel of business leaders. You can also cast your vote for the best 30 second elevator pitch in the lightning round.

Volunteer News
Bookmark our Volunteer Opportunities page
Watch and register for current virtual volunteer opportunities in your community and around British Columbia.

JABC provides training, support and materials for you to gather online with students and their classroom educator. Just browse our active list and select your volunteer opportunity.

Join us for Virtual Training this Spring
Our volunteer training has been streamlined and is all online this year. Simply sign up for a virtual session this spring that fits your schedule.

Learn about the program you wish to facilitate, how to prepare for your delivery and even meet other volunteers. Final training dates of the year have just been added!

Mentors needed for upcoming
JA Company Program
We are looking for volunteer mentors with business experience! Student interest in the Company Program is very high and more mentors are needed to help guide youth through their business launch. If you can volunteer outside school hours, we would love to hear from you.

Save the Date!
CJA is on June 10th
Our annual volunteer recognition event will be held online from 3-4 pm on June 10, 2021.

See our Year in Review video and hear from speakers, students, volunteers and our recent award winners. Planning is underway and more details will be coming soon!
Program Highlights
Next JABC TechWorks
Educators- enroll your classes for May 12th! Students can discover tech-related career opportunities at the next JABC TechWorks, a virtual program that introduces high school students to the dynamic jobs of the future. Both morning and afternoon programs are available.

Student Awards
Each year, JABC is very pleased to offer a number of awards to recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program.

Deadline to apply for Individual Awards is May 9th and Student Company Awards is May 16th.

Get Involved
Adopt a School in 2021
We're pleased to announce that 15 B.C. schools have been adopted as part of this special campaign!

Adopt a class, a grade or a school to give more B.C. youth access to JA's financial literacy programs! We will work with you to identify the right program and grade level that meets your interests.

It's our anniversary

For 65 years, JABC has demonstrated its agility and resilience, responding to the changing needs of B.C. youth and their future employers. We are very proud to have reached over 800,000 youth since 1955 and we thank you for your ongoing support.
We are always looking to improve the information we share with you. Please provide any feedback to news@jabc.org.
A hearty thank you from the JABC team.
April 2021
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