2018 March Newsletter
Junior Achievement Action Board
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

empowering young people to own their economic success 

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us at the last Action Board meeting that took place on Wednesday, March 7. 

Just in case you weren't able to attend the meeting, this Newsletter is filled with everything you need to know to stay connected!

SAVE THE DATE for our next Junior Achievement Action Board Meeting on MAY 9AvidXchange will be hosting us and then we will venture across the street to VBGB for a social hour post meeting!

We are looking to expand our JA Action Board!
 Do you know someone who would be a good fit? 
Please refer them to  Patrick McAuley



When: Friday, March 16 
     8:15am - 1:30pm
The school is scheduled to 
arrive at 9:00 am. We ask volunteers to arrive approximately 45 minutes before 
the students for a short volunteer training.
JA Uptown Charlotte (201 S. Tryon Street, LL100)

Building with an entrance between Vapiano & Dean and Deluca Restaurants
Students from 
Harding University High School

Volunteering in JA Finance Park is a wonderful way to be involved with Junior Achievement!  Volunteers are an important component to the success of our JA Finance Park program.  As a volunteer, you offer guidance and assistance to the students as they navigate the exciting world of JA Finance Park.  The time commitment is approximately four (4) hours and Volunteer training is provided on-line and through a short orientation at our facility on the day you are scheduled to participate.

Parking is available on the street lots from $10-17/day. Accessible from College Street and 4th Street, 
most of our volunteers prefer to park in the BB&T garage (3rd floor on Overstreet Mall side) and cross over to our building (2nd floor), 
then take the elevator to the Lower Level (LL).  The BB&T garage does cost $20/day, but provides protection from the weather, no need to cross streets, and access to Overstreet Mall for an early coffee or late lunch.  Unfortunately, JA does not have parking validation privileges.


All volunteers need to complete their training here: Finance Park Training
All volunteers need to complete their online registration here:  Capstone Registration
Sign up Genius Registration: JA Finance Park Sign up genius

JAAB's 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon 
Raised Over $17,700!

More than 90 Charlotte area young professionals gathered at Strike City in Uptown Charlotte on February 1st for the Second Annual JA Action Board Bowl-A-Thon and raised more than $17,700 for Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas!  Thank you once again for participating and making this event so successful!


$17,700 will cover the cost of:
A JA classroom experience for 890 students 
A JA BizTown or JA Finance Park experience for 450 students
Send 5+ Title 1 schools to JA BizTown

If you have feedback about this year's event, suggestions  for next year's or an interest in being involved with planning next year's, please contact  Ashley Elpers ,
Upcoming Junior Achievement Events

Visit our website to learn more about each event:

5K for JA:  401K Race for Financial Fitness

Saturday, April 21

Join a team, start a team, run as an individual, and/or donate to a team. Plan to 
stick around after the race for a WellABration  t o follow!  We have lots of excitement planned for you and your entire family. Fun, food trucks, entertainment, interactive games, a kids' zone, awards ceremony and much more ... all to benefit JA programs in the greater Charlotte area!

5K Run/Walk          8:00 AM - $25 entry fee
Family Fun Run     8:45 AM - $10 entry fee

Are you a member of a Run Club? Gym? Social Club? If so, get a group signed up today! Remind your friends and acquaintances when signing up to mention that they were referred by an Action Board Member!

Not a runner? That's okay - we need volunteers  too! Come & join the fun! Help us make the race a success! 

We challenge all Junior Achievement Action Board Members 
to get at least 5 runners or volunteers to signed up to participate!

Register to run or volunteer on our website.

We are currently working on getting the Junior Achievement Action Board on various Social Media Platforms throughout the year. Until then, STAY CONNECTED online with Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas:

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201 South Tryon Street, Suite LL100, Charlotte, NC 28202 ยท (704) 536-9668