Banquet Honors Junior Achievement Supporters

Banquet Honors Junior Achievement Supporters
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BERLIN – The Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore’s Worcester advisory board hosted over 25 community leaders at a luncheon at Lighthouse Sound last month to celebrate the growth of and plans for expansion of JA programs in county schools.

Awareness and advocacy were the key watchwords during the luncheon as maintaining community support remains imperative to continue the growth of JA programs in the county. Junior Achievement is a nonprofit that brings community volunteers into the classrooms to teach the organization’s three pillars of success — financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.

Special Trailblazers Award honorees at the luncheon were Christine and Brian Selzer, both financial advisors with Merrill Lynch and key figures in reestablishing a JA presence in Worcester in 2012 by recruiting volunteers, creating an advisory board and organizing an annual dinner

From a first year count of 32, the number of students receiving JA programs in Worcester has now swelled to 700.