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Junior Achievement seeks sponsors for Company Programme

JA Cayman Executive Director Swan Sandoval and Chamber President Nelson Dilbert.

Junior Achievement is reaching out for volunteers to become host sponsors, ready for the relaunch of the Company Programme this October. Company volunteers serve as “business advisors” to the 15-17 year-old high school kids, as they form their own company, complete with their own logo, company board and product which they market. The sessions happen at a location of the Sponsor’s choosing.  

Recently, JA Cayman held a Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the Thatch & Barrell Restaurant, Pedro St. James to say a big thank-you to just some of the companies who have helped touch the lives of more than 37,000 young people who have attended the programme since Rotary Central started it here in 1991.  

Last year the Chamber signed an agreement with Rotary Central taking over the programme’s running, over a two – year transition period. The programme’s post-covid reintroduction, under JA Cayman’s Executive Director Swan Sandoval, has been very successful, with all of Cayman’s Secondary schools getting  getting on board for the first module, Economics for Success.  

The programme is presently engaging 300 students in help with financial management, entrepreneurship, and goal-setting skills. After the Luncheon Ms. Sandoval and Chamber CEO Wil Pineau both encouraged the past donors to assist with the programme once again. Chamber President Nelson Dilbert praised the programme for nurturing Cayman’s future entrepreneurs and pledged CI$ 5,000 on behalf of one of his companies, the Alexander Hotel.   

If you feel that you or your business can help by becoming a host sponsor, or you have any questions, contact Swan Sandoval,