Dec 21, 2011

Junior Achievement Pledge


I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement USA and for Junior Achievement of Coastal Carolina.  For those of you not familiar with JA, it is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.  With the challenges facing our educational system, JA also offers schools support in filling a skill training that is greatly deficient.

So far in the 2011/2012 academic year, JA of Coastal Carolina has connected volunteers with 4,950 Students in 198 Classes in 31 Schools in South Carolina, well on their way to achieving the goal of 10,000 students reached this year.

As 2011 quickly draws to a close (and those tax-deductable donations are burning a hole in your pocket!), I ask you to please consider donating to this great cause.  While any amount is appreciated, I have provided the following guidelines so you can see what your donation will provide our children.

SUGGESTED JA CLASSROOM SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • $20.00 — Sponsor 1 JA Student
  • $100.00 — Sponsor a Whole Row of 5 JA Students
  • $250.00 — Sponsor Half of 1 JA Classroom
  • $500.00 — Sponsor 1 JA Classroom
  • $2500.00 — Sponsor 5 JA Classrooms
  • $5000.00 — Sponsor 10 JA Classrooms
  • $10,000.00 – Sponsor 20 JA Classrooms, often a whole school
(Support totaling $10,000 or more is recognized nationally in the JA Free Enterprise Society)

I have made it my personal goal to raise money to support at least two classrooms ($1,000), but you can help me do more!   The easiest way to contribute is by pledging online at Click &Pledge.  Otherwise, contributions may be mailed to the JA office (please include a completed Personal Giving Form) to the following address (a receipt will be mailed back to you):

Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina, Inc.
2430 Mall Drive, Suite 120, 
North Charleston, SC 29406

Please note that JA also needs volunteers for the classrooms, so if you are unable to make a donation of money, maybe you can make a donation of time ... both are equally appreciated!  To find a classroom need near you:
Link: JA Near You
Phone: 800-THE-NEWJA

If you are in the SC Coastal area, you may contact:
Phone: 843-745-7050

Thank you to all for your support!  
Have a very merry holiday and a prosperous 2012!