4th Annual Junior Achievement Campaign Breakfast
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JASC) was founded in 1984 with the mission to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential by fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Today, the organization impacts more than 11,000 students throughout Brevard County each year.
With such an extensive impact, it may seem impossible that JASC has only two full time staff. So, how does it succeed in reaching so many? It’s all about volunteers – 250 of them, to be exact. During the 2012-2013 school year, JASC volunteers donated over 60,000 hours to Brevard County students with an estimated value of $1,581,300. To put it simply: without the impact of volunteers, the programs and the organization as a whole would not be able to exist, and its impact is only limited by its volunteer base and financial contributions.
One of JASC’s signature events is its Annual Campaign Breakfast, held this year on August 14. Now in its fourth year, the purpose of the breakfast is to give the Brevard County community an opportunity to discover who JA is, the impact that it has, and how they can support its mission both financially and through volunteer work in their various programs in Brevard County Schools.
This year’s speakers will include Mike Shah, Southeast Petro Distributors President; Mark Mullins, Brevard County Schools South Area Superintendent and JASC board member; and Steve Audino, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor and JASC board member. JASC students will also be in attendance to share their experiences from the classroom. The breakfast will also be the first chance for volunteers and supporters to meet incoming president of JASC, Anne Conroy-Baiter.
Audino has not only volunteered within the organization, but was a participant in its programs when he was in grade school. After living in Boston for his college years and beyond, he returned to Brevard in 2010 and became a volunteer and board member. “I’m a living testimonial to JASC’s programs. For me, it’s personal for giving back and being involved,” he said. “Helping our young people understand and become more financially literate and responsible, and explaining to them the basics of the free enterprise system, benefits not only our young people but all of us.”
Thursday, August 14
Eastern Florida State College | King Center Rotunda
RSVP to Anne Conroy-Baiter by July 31, 2014
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