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Spotlighting the Junior Achievement Board: Champions of Our Mission


Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members

Image caption: Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members

At Junior Achievement, our success in empowering young people to own their future success wouldn't be possible without the dedication and support of our incredible board members. As we reflect on another year of remarkable achievements, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the JA board for their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts.
Throughout the year, our board members have worked diligently to build a robust strategic and operational plan that guides our mission. Their expertise and insights have been invaluable in ensuring that JA continues to make a significant impact on the lives of youth in our community. By serving as advocates and brand ambassadors, they have helped elevate our organization's profile and broaden our reach. This year, our board's efforts also helped raise a record number of dollars at the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, ensuring that we can continue to expand our programs and reach even more young people.
But their contributions don't stop there. Many of our board members go above and beyond by volunteering in the classroom, directly engaging with students and sharing their knowledge and experiences. Their presence and mentorship have a lasting positive effect, inspiring the next generation to pursue their dreams and achieve their fullest potential.

Image caption: Former Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members - Steve Swetoha & Dr. Irish Spencer

As we celebrate the achievements of the past year, we also take a moment to recognize and thank the board members who have ended their term. Your dedication and hard work have laid a strong foundation for the future of JA, and we are deeply grateful for your service. We extend our deepest gratitude to: Dr. Irish SpencerSteve Swetoha - Greensboro Swarm; Donald Wyatt - Forsyth County Schools; Alesia Hilton - Greater Winston Inc.; Cynthia Holt - Retired Tanger Center; Jonathan Permar - Guilford County Schools; and Laurie Jamison - Allegacy Federal Credit Union.

Image caption: Former Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members - Cynthia Holt & Laurie Jamison

Image caption: New Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members - Joshua Scott & Mark Gendle

At the same time, we are thrilled to welcome new board members who bring fresh perspectives and energy to our team. We are confident that their contributions will further enhance our programs and create even greater opportunities for the youth in the Triad area.  In June we welcomed the following board members, and look forward to bringing four more members on in August.  Special welcome to Joshua Scott - Scott and Associates; Mark Gendle - Triad Business Journal;  Adrian Smith - Ice Age Management and JA Laureate; and Amy Brown - First National Bank. 

Image caption: New Junior Achievement of the Triad Board Members - Adrian Smith & Amy Brown

You can learn more about our newest board members here:

To all our board members, past and present, thank you for your extraordinary service and commitment. Together, we are making a difference and shaping a brighter future for our young people.
Here's to another year of inspiring and empowering the next generation with Junior Achievement!

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