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JA Nova Scotia reaches 50% of programming target for this school year by mid December

Nova Scotia, December 12, 2017: JA Nova Scotia is experiencing an unprecedented level of interest in programs this school year. Programs target ages 3 to 25 and focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workplace readiness. JA Nova Scotia’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy and JA relies on individual donors, community investors and volunteers to achieve outcomes.

“We have a suite of 16 programs and though many programs receive some targeted support, several schools are being waitlisted until we can open up the staff capacity and generate the financial and volunteer support needed to proceed” said President and CEO Kristin Williams. Williams continued by saying, “this is the first year we have waitlisted programs and it is also the first year where 50% of our programming goal will be reached by the holiday school break.” JA also increased the total number of programs this year due to growing interest and set out to deliver 750 programs instead of 600, representing a potential reach of 18,000 students. So far, JA has reached over 7,000 students of which 5,000 students experienced a JA program during Financial Literacy Month in November. In fact, JA Nova Scotia is the fastest growing charter in Canada and represented 21% of the total program delivery nationally for November’s big program push, finishing ahead of Ontario and BC, but just behind Alberta.

“We are looking to our partners and friends to support JA over the holiday season or in the New Year, so that we can continue to meet the demand and provide vital programs that will help build workforce capacity, leadership potential and a strong entrepreneurial culture in Nova Scotia”, added Williams. JA Nova Scotia accepts online donations via its website at www.janovascotia.ca.  Individuals and companies can also inquire about volunteer opportunities to help deliver JA programs in the classroom and in community settings around the province.

JA Nova Scotia is launching several new programs this year, including World of Choices, which is a career exploration event. The program fuses mentorship with a broader labour attachment strategy by showcasing trends and opportunities within Nova Scotia’s labour market. JA is also piloting a new Adulting program, which is targeted to youth 18-25 and helps young adults transition to independent living with modules in workplace readiness and financial literacy. To learn more or get involved, contact JA Nova Scotia at 902-454-4564 or go online www.janovascotia.ca.

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Media Contact
Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

 

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

For Immediate Release

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

Nova Scotia (October 4, 2017) – The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its next round of members to be inducted for 2018.  Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in 2018 will be formally inducted at a gala event on June 6, 2018 at the new Halifax Convention Centre.

Laureates hail from different walks of life and diversity is encouraged. Some are entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up. Some are executive leaders who have led businesses to new heights through innovation, growth and transformation. And some are the next generation leaders of family business, who have grown a business beyond its original potential.  Laureates have demonstrated extraordinary business success, superior leadership values, a commitment to giving back to community and a legacy of achievement in business and philanthropy to celebrate.  Posthumous nominations are also welcomed.

“Choosing someone for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is always extremely difficult, and we want to make sure that Laureates are of the highest calibre, and reflecting the great diversity of our province,” said Kristin Williams, chief executive officer of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia, whose work helping young people is supported by the proceeds of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking new nominations with a deadline of November 15, 2017. To review the criteria and submit a nomination, please visit www.nsbusinesshalloffame.ca and complete the nomination form.

Once nominations are received they are reviewed and evaluated by two independent committees. A nominating committee shortlists potential nominees, and a judging committee makes the final selection.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is stewarded by Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a registered charity with a mission to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in the global economy.

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Media Contact
Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca

About the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame
The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Over 25 years, 89 Laureates have been inducted annually. Each year, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame honours individuals who inspire the business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage and success.

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.


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