Have a rollin’ great time for a great cause!

The JA Bowl-A-Thon brings local businesses and communities together to have a great day and help to make our programs possible. Every year, teams of five raise money for Junior Achievement programs, leading up to the event in March. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 each and those raising $75 or more are eligible for great prizes! With our core values and mission in mind, consider coming out in 2013 to  join in and support a great cause – and have a ton of fun!

It’s never too early to start thinking about bowling for a great cause!

SAVE THE DATE! The 29th annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon will be held on March 9th, 2013. We hope to see you there! For the latest JA Bowl-A-Thon information visit: http://wny.ja.org/events_bowlathon.html

For more information about this event contact:

Tammy Bixby
Special Events Coordinator
Junior Achievement of WNY
275 Oak Street, Suite 222, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 853-1381, ext. 10 Fax: 853-1385
e-mail: tbixby@jawny.org

Want to learn more about JA?
Here’s the scoop!

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success.Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

Junior Achievement USA has spent almost 100 years providing young people with financial literacy, economic education and work readiness skills that prepare them to succeed in the real world.  Each year JA programs reach 4.7 million students in 176,000 classrooms in the US.

Here in Western New York, JA has been providing these important skills to young people since 1958.  Each year we reach more than 12,400 students in 686 classrooms in 136 schools throughout our community.

Mission and Core Values
The envisioned future … what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students – guided by our core values:

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

From our values, we articulate our purpose and vision, comprised of our core ideology:

Our mission is:
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

It’s not an easy task. But it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action.  Are you ready to take up this challenge?  Get involved today!