Junior Achievement Day at the Big E

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s Junior Achievement Day at the Big E Saturday in honor of JA’s 100th anniversary.

Junior Achievement was founded in Springfield, Mass. in 1919 by Theodore Vail. The program provides workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs to K–12 youth.

Sue, Spiry, Market Mentors

The Big E salutes Junior Achievement of Western MA as they celebrate their 100th birthday!

Posted by The Big E on Saturday, September 28, 2019

According to a news release sent to 22News, the celebration will include a special JA float in the daily parade joined by students, teachers, volunteers, and senior leadership from JA USA.

“It’s especially fitting to honor our proud history on the Big E fairgrounds, which is the home of the very first Junior Achievement building.”

Jennifer Connolly, President of Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts
(First Junior Achievement building at the Big E)

Photo courtesy Market Mentors.

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