JA Hero’s Gala

John spoke at the recent JA Hero’s Gala event at Western Technical College’s Lunda Center.  His theme of “Why I Support Junior Achievement” reflected on his 23 years as a facilitator for the 4th grade curriculum, and 5 years as a JA Titan coach at the High School level.JA-2

The 3 tenets of Junior Achievement:

  • Work Readiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy

give students what they will need to succeed in the world they will enter upon graduation, Lake told the audience of about 80 people.

“I love fielding questions from the students at both of these levels.  They are insightful, and sometimes challenging.  They want to know how what they are learning in the classrooms today will help them when they enter into employment.  I answer from my own experience as both an employee and an independent business owner.”


For more information on becoming a JA facilitator at any grade level, contact Tamera Wagner at twagner@jawis.org or your local JA office.


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