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WE EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO OWN THEIR ECONOMIC SUCCESS


PRESIDENT'S LETTER

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Dear Community Partners,                                                                                                                                                                        

 

              It has been an exciting year for Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads (JAGHR).  JAGHR, along with a virtual army of volunteers, reached over 11,000 students in all grade levels while delivering 15 unique and challenging life skills based programs. Our volunteers served as critical enablers providing a blending of real world experiences with JA curriculum.  Through the selfless efforts of our volunteer JA Heroes students received over 90,000 hours of first hand instruction on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. 

As JAGHR looks to the future, the sky is the limit with over 300,000 students in the Hampton Roads area thirsting for this knowledge.  With a firm foundation already established by strategic partnerships with Norfolk and Virginia Beach Public Schools,  JAGHR is poised to expand its reach across the region.  I am confident that with growing support from volunteers and a firm commitment from the business community,  Junior Achievement is destined to have a profound impact on the future business leaders across our region. 

For those of you who already support Junior Achievement you have my sincerest appreciation and I look forward to continue working with you in the future.  For those looking to get involved I invite you to join us on this incredible journey to enable young people to own their economic success---the return on investment is immeasurable. 

All the best,

~ FRANK E. HUGHLETT, PRESIDENT

IMPACT

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EVENTS

TOTAL EVENTS REVENUE | $305,674

 

revenue by event

HAMPTON ROADS BUSINESS HALL OF FAME | $137,195.64

BOWL-A-THON | $104,455.30

SPARK TANK EVENTS | $17,061

CBDX CASINO NIGHT | $28,713

HOY GOLF TOURNAMENT | $18,900

 

HAMPTON ROADS BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

On March 23, 2017, Helen E. Dragas, Mark Dreyfus, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, John F. Reinhart and Bruce L. Thompson joined a distinguished group of over 90 men and women as they were inducted into the Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame. The Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame honors individuals whose business innovations, effective management and civic involvement have made a difference in companies and communities throughout the Hampton Roads area. The event was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and had over 500 people in attendance. This event raised over $137,000 to benefit Junior Achievement.

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS:

  • Armada Hoffler
  • The Marino Group
  • Gold Key | PHR
  • Williams Mullen
  • Virginia Beach Economic Development
  • The Franklin-Johnson Group
  • Dominion Power
  • Towne Bank/Towne Insurance
  • ECPI University
  • Dragas Companies
  • Cox Business
  • Signature Family Wealth Advisors
  • The Port of Virginia
  • McLeskey & Associates
  • Charles Barker
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
 

BOWL-A-THON

For over 30 years local companies have come together to party with a purpose during Junior Achievement's annual Bowl-a-Thon. This year, 945 bowlers participated from 17 different companies. During the month of March and on April 9th, bowling events were held throughout the Hampton Roads area. Bowlers were able to raise over $104,000 to benefit Junior Achievement. 

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS:

  • Allfirst, LLC
  • BAE Systems
  • Capital Group Companies
  • Clark Nexsen
  • JD Miles Roofing
  • Liberty Tax Services
 

SPARK TANK EVENTS

Junior Achievement’s flagship offering, the JA Company Program, challenges students to work together to launch their own startup. Through 13 modules, teachers and community mentors guide student companies from ideation to liquidation. Over 200 students who formed 40 companies came together to showcase their startups in two special events: Spark Tank: Launch Day and Spark Tank: Light Speed. During these events students were able to gain valuable feedback from a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Student companies were also competing for real investment funding along with a spot at Junior Achievement’s National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in addition to various other prizes.

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS:

  • SunTrust
  • STIHL
  • Capital Group Companies
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools
 

CBDX CASINO NIGHT

CBDX hosted its 8th annual Casino Night, “A Night at Gatsby’s” on February 18, 2017 at the Sandler Center.  CBDX is an organization committed to encouraging involvement of the next generation of business leaders in support of local businesses and organizations, as well as creating future development initiatives targeting young professionals. All of the money raised from this event went to support Junior Achievement programs throughout Hampton Roads.

 

HOY GOLF TOURNAMENT

In the Fall of 2016, Hoy Construction Inc. held its 20th annual Hap Hoy Memorial Golf Tournament. Over 100 golfers participated in the tournament which took place at the beautiful Herron Ridge Golf Club. Hoy Construction, Inc. matched all proceeds raised by this tournament and the proceeds were split between the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia and Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads.

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Volunteers of the year

Volunteer of the Year, Molly Morneault (far right) with JA President Frank E. Hughlett and Education Manager Amanda Blake.

Volunteer of the Year, Molly Morneault (far right) with JA President Frank E. Hughlett and Education Manager Amanda Blake.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: MOLLY MORNEAULT | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Molly is the volunteer of the year because she exemplifies a confident, well-spoken and successful business person who has gone above the call of duty to guide students in Hampton Roads to succeed. She has used her time to volunteer in numerous classrooms, wherever she was needed and taught JA curriculum while sharing her own personal experiences. Through her eagerness to volunteer on a regular basis and teach JA-provided resources, she has helped to reach over 132 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Molly possesses very strong attributes that make her an excellent volunteer, such as a positive attitude, flexibility and a professional demeanor. All of us at Junior Achievement would like to thank Ms. Morneault for all of the great work she has done and for being a great role model to the youth of Hampton Roads.

This is why we have selected her as Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Road's ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Thank you and Congratulations, Molly!

NEW VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR: Brittany and David Peregoff | Where2Wheel.com

Congratulations to Brittany and David Peregoff, our New Volunteers of the Year for 2016/17! We selected them because of their unwavering enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and commitment to sparking the next generation of startup leaders in Hampton Roads.

After graduating from Roanoke College, the couple launched BeachVend, Inc. to bring healthy vending options to schools and businesses throughout the Tidewater Area. Now, they are building their second venture, Where2Wheel, which will revolutionize off-road recreation for 4x4 enthusiasts. As if they were not busy enough, Brittany and David also serve as organizers for the Virginia Beach chapter of 1 Million Cups, which provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to present to their peers for feedback.

Even while growing two businesses and organizing a community of countless others, the Peregoffs have managed to play an integral part in the success of JA's Spark Hampton Roads suite of entrepreneurship programs. As a pair - and in their first foray as JA Volunteers - they took on the year-long mentorship of Ocean Lakes High School's JA Company Program class and joined as advisors for the re-design of our Spark Tank event judging rubrics. What's more, Brittany and David led workshops in our two summer Entrepreneurship Bootcamps, teaching participants about pitching to investors and how to run a digital business.

All told, the Peregoffs were personally responsible for 462 total instructional contact hours during the 2016/17 year. This level of volunteer generosity is what drives lasting impact in the lives of the young people who engage with Junior Achievement programs. Thank you, Brittany and David Peregoff, our 2016/17 New Volunteers of the Year!

 
New Volunteers of the Year David and Brittany Peregoff (center) with JA President Frank E. Hughlett (right) and Education Manager Aaron Arnold.

New Volunteers of the Year David and Brittany Peregoff (center) with JA President Frank E. Hughlett (right) and Education Manager Aaron Arnold.

LEADERSHIP