JA’s Circle of Wise Women‘s core belief is that “Wise Women Can Change Education”.
We believe that Junior Achievement programs are the springboard to show children their potential for success.
“Founded in May of 2009, JA’s Circle of Wise Women have made that a reality by contributing $1,550,000.00 to Junior Achievement’s programs to date” says founding member and JA’s Director of Development Diana Metcalf.
We are a group of educational advocates who believe they can affect positive changes in students’ attitudes, performance, and their future outlook. Wise Women understand the need to transform how students view the world of work, personal finance, free enterprise and their own potential for success. Wise Women can change education and our community.
“The JA Circle of Wise Women has focused valued time and effort on ensuring that our local students receive the best in education. Through their work, they ensure the long term sustainability of JA World Huizenga Center programs – JA’s life changing educational experiences. We are fortunate indeed, to have the leadership and energy that our Wise Women provide and devote to advance our cause, which prepares our students to compete in a global economy” said Melissa Aiello, President, Junior Achievement of SFL.
Wise Women are committed to helping provide the resources necessary for Junior Achievement to offer their full range of programs which impart sound economic principles to youth; kindergarten through 12th grade. They achieve this through hands-on activities, providing financial support, and forging new partnerships for JA in the communities in which they live and work.
Welcome our newest members: Margarethe Sorensen and Ginger Martin
Contact: Diana Metcalf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.979.7120 to become involved!
“Alone we can do little, together we can do so much” — Helen Keller