At JA of Alabama, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!
Stock Market Challenge presented by First Horizon & RSM
JA programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship so that young people not only understand their opportunities in life but can also take advantage of those opportunities.
During the 2021 Accountants Classic companies recruit associates to participate in a series of events for prizes. The events are divided into two categories: Play for JA (4 Events) and Pay for JA (1 Event).
These JA Events have already taken place, but they will be back! If you would like to learn more about them, please contact us!
WHAT IS PLAYFOREJA?
PLAYFOREJA is an indoor golf fundraiser that is held at TopGolf in Birmingham.
Picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground.
The closer to the “bulls-eye” you get or the farther out you hit your micro-chipped ball, the more points you receive.
Challenge you co-workers, clients, or friends to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from pro golfer to putt-putt champ can play in any weather.
The Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon highlights the great work Junior Achievement is able to accomplish every day in grades K-12 thank to the Birmingham area businesses.
The JA Business Plan Challenge is an opportunity that allows young people to
demonstrate their understanding of business fundamentals, the importance of
creatively marketing to a target audience, and the power of persuading
potential investors during a live pitch.
o Participating firms will choose one partner to be their JA Olympic Champion to compete head to head against other companies. Example 8 companies = 8 Champions.
o Questions will be derived from JA 5th grade curriculum
o The Champions will compete by using Zoom and Kahoot
o Associates are encouraged to log into Zoom to watch the partners
o Scoring will be based on a stack ranking system
The 4.01K in a Day event is where participants will run 4.01 kilometers anytime on November 10th to compete for the fastest time.
This is is the 2nd of 5 events that will take place during the JA Accountants Classic Olympics.
The Virtual Trivia event is 1st of 5 events that will take place during the JA Accountants Classic Olympics.
Typically Junior Achievement host our Summer Bowling Classic. These events bring together hundreds of business professional who represent Birmingham companies to raise awareness and funds for JA.
Due to COVID-19 and following social distancing guidelines the JA Team has come up with several alternative Virtual Fundraisers.