JA Hawaii Joins Lemon Crew 2013

by | Feb 18, 2013 | Alley News, Press

Junior Achievement of Hawaii is joining Lemonade Alley this year as a producing sponsor. Welcome JA to the Lemon Crew!

Roz Burton-Torres, President of Junior Achievement says, “JA and Lemonade Alley are very similar and it’s a good fit to work together in this year’s event. JA and Lemonade Alley share the same vision of interactive hands-on projects that spur young entrepreneurs to engage in business activity,’ Burton-Torres also notes, “The proceeds of this event goes to the nonprofit organization the students select, which teaches the students to give back to the community. We are bringing business and philanthropy together.” Through this partnership, JA takes a leading role in the competition by heading up student outreach and contest administration.

JA will also help create and run a series of Saturday workshops leading up to the event. ‘We all look forward to being a part of something that will turn out to be a great program’ says Ben Nakaoka, Junior Achievement of Hawaii’s Board Chairman.

Lemonade Alley founder Steve Sue notes,” We’re really excited to have Junior Achievement aboard. JA has great outreach connectivity and an energy that will make the event bigger and better for the kids.” Sue continues, ”Entrepreneurial skills are fast becoming a life skill so it’s important that we provide the kids a positive experience so they’re encouraged to make the world a better place through business-building.”

About Junior Achievement of Hawaii, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Hawaii is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, that provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students, from kindergarten through high school, knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Visit www.JAHawaii.org for more information.

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