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Junior Achievement Newsletter 2011

  1. 1. future generations today. “JA is a great experience for young people and opens a new world to Mentors them. We encourage all students Learning from business leaders to participate and business people Helping provide youth real-life experience and to pass on the lessons they have understanding of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and learned.” work readiness skills. - Paul Ayotte Chair of the BoardJunior Achievement fills a gapin Canada’s education systemwhen it comes to financialliteracy and encouragingentrepreneurship. Youth Preparing for the future by learning and experiencing business today Providing youth with experiences that promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. Business Providing experience, guidance and generosity Partnering to provide learning experiences to discover financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readinessof Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka skills. News 2011/2012 Junior Achievement of Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka Region
  2. 2. Look who’s making an .GE Peterborough volunteers deliver success Here are the people in yourfor students! community making an impact: Bank of Montreal • Bell Canada • Cameco • CIBC • Duke Engineering • GE Canada - Peterborough • GE Worldwide • Glen Isle Farms • Kawartha Credit Union • Kawartha Lakes Community Futures • Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association • Lakeland Power • Little Lake Cemetery Company • Lioness Club of Lakefield • Muskoka Home Builders • Paul and Mardi Ayotte • Rotary Club of Bracebridge • Rotary Club of Bracebridge - Muskoka Lakes • Rotary Club of Brighton • Rotary Club of Gravenhurst • Rotary Club of Huntsville • Rotary Club of Lake/BaysOn Friday, April 8, 2011 volunteers delivered “The Economics for • Rotary Club of Peterborough • Royal Bank ofSuccess” a Junior Achievement program delivered by GE volunteers Canada • Scotia Bank • TD Canada Trust • Theon an annual basis. This one-day program is taught to Grade 8 Black Horse • Tim Horton’s - Ashburnham St.classes in the Peterborough area. The program is an activity-oriented Peterborough • Trans Canada Pipeprogram that teaches students that every opportunity is a stepping-stone for future success. The program focuses on four main themes:success, independence, opportunity, and future career planning.Through interactive games and discussion, the students are taught Here’s what they are sayingmoney management skills and the importance of staying in school.Pictured from left to right: Stephen Valentine, Stephanie Cloutier, Kristen about the Junior AchievementJones, Leanne McKinlay,Martin Choo, Mike DeBlock, Brooke Dean-Millar, programs:Rahim Shaikh, David Summers, Sumin Baek, Rick Farley, DougEdmondson, Sheryl Albert and Eric McClenaghan. (Missing: FarooqSaudagar, Josh Humber, Sarah Armstrong, Brad Calderone and Matt “This was a great experience and the mentorsFaulkner). opened my eyes to the real world.”Over 65% - Peterborough Grade 8 student “I learned that living and paying for yourself is alot harder than kids think, you have to have a job that pays well.”of participants indicate that Junior - Peterborough Grade 8 studentAchievement has a significant “The [Economics of Success] program isimpact on staying in high school extremely helpful for the students to go through. The practical examples that areand enrolling in post-secondary worked through with the students throughout the daily activities clearly illustrate the benefitseducation . of striving for a good education and provide working exercises on items like budgeting and planning. The active two-way dialogue that occurs through the program allow the students to understand the benefits of developing skills as early as Grade 7, such as volunteer work, part-time work, building a resume and gathering references. It is a real eye opener for all students to hear examples from other students, teachers and the facilitator.” - Colin Deans Coordinator, Materials Handling Cameco Corporation. Fuel Services Division. Port Hope Conversion Facility
  3. 3. John McNutt Barbara White General Manager Muskoka CoordinatorNow entering my fifth year with Junior Achievement in Junior Achievement in Muskoka for 2010-11. This wasthis region I am pleased with the progress of the newly our best year ever, and we are preparing for the 2011-12Incorporated Board, known now as Junior Achievement of school year with great anticipation! This year we will alsoPeterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka. be expanding our program area to include Parry Sound and the Burk’s Falls area.The Board of Directors is comprised of a cross sectionof knowledgeable successful business people that Financial literacy, work readiness skills andunderstand the importance of the JA message. The board entrepreneurship are all topics that are often coveredwill be lead by former Mayor Paul Ayotte as the Chair. in the media as necessary topics for students today.His wealth of experience from being involved with our JA programs have been addressing these areas in ourbusiness community will ensure us continued success. schools for many years. This past year we reached almostJamie Tompkins of TD Canada Trust remains on our 1000 students in Muskoka, with the grade 8, grade 5,board as Past Chair. Jamie has been a long time Junior grade 3 and JA Titan the high school on line businessAchievement mentor and supporter and will provide that simulation. Educators and parents tell us the programs areimportant continuity. relevant as well as informative. Student feed back is not only positive but clearly indicates that they understand theWe are pleased to be supported by diverse businesses value of continued education.and service clubs throughout our region that know JAprograms are an important investment in our communities. The success of JA programs would not be possibleIt is mentors from these businesses and clubs that without the financial support of sponsors across Muskoka.encourage students to look into the economic challenges Sponsors include local business and industry, serviceof the future.. They are an inspiration to students and clubs and community members. Each program is deliveredchallenge them to explore the many different avenues in by a trained volunteer mentor. Their interaction withour global society. the students makes our programs meaningful as they share their business and personal expertise, educationalMoving forward this year we will continue to work with experiences and provide hands on learning to theour local school boards to ensure delivery of all program students. This year we were fortunate to add many newrequests. We also look forward to expanding our program sponsors and volunteers to our JA community in Muskoka.delivery to many rural communities and those underserviced areas in our region. Thanks to so many community minded businesses and volunteers interested in the welfare of our local students,Consider joining us in a most worthwhile venture. we look forward to another great year in our Muskoka schools.We challenge you to inspire our future leaders.Where we are going:Peterborough & Lakeshore Muskoka Programs Students Programs StudentsOur Community 10 300 Our Community 2 60Our Business World 15 375 Our Business World 8 240Economics for Success 65 1950 Economics for Success 30 900Titan 4 100 Titan 3 75Total 94 2725 Total 43 1275 What’s happening: Watch for our fundraiser at The Venue in Peterborough this Spring! *Reintroducing The Company Program sponsored by Glen Isle Farms and Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association
  4. 4. Here’s how you can make an . Inspire our youth by being an in-class mentor “Junior Achievement does a great job of communicating the importance of the free enterprise system to Support by investing in a classroom experience. students. They learn that nothing much happens untilYour funds stay right here in our community. something is sold, and that aProviding youth with experiences that promote financial literacy, career in business is a greatentrepreneurship and work readiness skills. career choice.”Elementary Schools Business Basics - Stuart HarrisonOur Community - Needs, Jobs, Tools (Grade 3) General ManagerYour company’s investment in a young person’s future: $500 per classroom Greater Peterborough Chamber of CommerceOur Business World (Grade 5)Your company’s investment in a young person’s future: $500 per classroomMiddle Schools:ESIS Economics for Success (Grade 8)Your company’s investment in a young person’s future: $500 per classroomSecondary Schools:JA Titan (High School)Your company’s investment in a young person’s future: $1,000 per classroom Believe in our future at a community level andtoegether we will inspire todays youth to discover andexplore our global society. To learn more about how you can invest in a young person’s future, please contact us at: of Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka Peterborough Office: Muskoka Office: 250 Sherbrooke Street, Unit #4, Peterborough, ON K9J 2N4 816 East Waseosa Lake Road, R.R. 3, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4 P: (705) 874.6960 • F: (705) 876.7560 P: (705) 788.7800 • F: (705) 788.7801 Email: johnemcnutt@sympatico.ca Email: bwhite@jacan.org Board of Directors Chair ~ Paul Ayotte Junior Achievement of Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka Vice Chair ~ Cameron White General Manager ~ John McNutt Past Chair ~ Jamie Tompkins Administrative Assistant ~ Melissa Reid Secretary ~ Karen Munro Muskoka Coordinator ~ Barbara White Treasurer ~ Blair Nixon Fund Developer ~ Donna Williams Director ~ Donna Williams Director ~ Alison Withey Executive Secretary ~ John McNutt