Two-year agreement signed for Junior Achievement transition
The Chamber, Rotary Central and Rotary Central J.A. the Cayman Islands have entered into a two-year agreement to transfer full responsibility for the Junior Achievement (JA) programme to the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary Central introduced JA to the Cayman Islands in 1991 and the Chamber became a strategic partner in 1997. JA is part of a worldwide programme which prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship, inspiring them to succeed through school-based programmes focusing on business, economics and free enterprise.
The JA Company programme has impacted thousands of students over the years. The programme has been suspended since the pandemic and the plan is to restart the programme as soon as possible.
The Chamber will recruit a full-time JA Programme Coordinator who will be responsible for re-establishing the programme in public and private schools. The Chamber will also provide office facilities and will assist with fundraising activities. Rotary will continue to provide funding and training support until the end of the two-year transition.
Photo (L-R): Rotary Central President Jennifer Leach-Tippetts, Rotary Central JA Cayman Islands President Giorgio Subiotto and Chamber President Shomari Scott signed the agreement at the end of August.