Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Celebrates 100 Years Celebration!!

For one hundred years Junior achievement has been inspiring kids to dream bigger and harness their potential for a brighter tomorrow. With the help of our dedicated community partners and volunteers, JA has managed to deliver mentorship in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness to over 4.8 million kids every year.

Our programs continue to be proven successful; 77% of young adults are now well informed on how to get better jobs, 81% are confident and ready to compete in the workforce and 90% can manage money and their bank accounts.

As we celebrate our centennial year in 2019 we continue to stand by our goal which is to provide young people with the skills they need to be successful adults in our thriving community. During the last 100 years, JA has evolved from an organization operating primarily in the Northeastern United States and teaching teens how to start a business into a multinational organization reaching more than 10 million students in 100 countries with programs that promote entrepreneurship, career and work readiness and financial literacy.

Historical moments:

  • Founding of JA in 1919
  • 1930 JA continued to operate and serves kids even despite the Great Depression
  • 1940 JA began expending their territories/chapters nationally
  • 1950 JA was founded in Canada
  • 1960 JA first overseas operation established in United Kingdom
  • 1969 JA marked its 50th anniversary in all 50 states
  • 1970 JA Program module reached nearly 300,000 teens and began to offer business programs in schools for 5th graders.
  • 1980 JA was one of the first organizations to introduce personal computers into the classrooms as part of the applied business economics.
  • 1990 JA began expanding its K-2 programs into international territories such as the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East
  • 2000 JA began delivering more experience-based programs through the JA Finance Park and JA Biz Town pop-up model to help students gain better understating on how to make sound business decisions and best practices of money management.
  • TODAY – JA has reached nearly 5 million students in grades K-12 each year. JA continues to implement blended programs that use digital technology to keep its programs more relevant and impactful to students.

Junior Achievement Southern Nevada – JA 100-year celebration initiative goal is to raise $100,000 from August 12th – November 20, 2019 through the following campaign…

  • The 100 Ready Club sponsorship program designed to engage donors and community partners to invest today to better prepare our children for tomorrow. There are many levels of sponsorships: $50 sponsors one student, $750 sponsors one class, $3,750 sponsors an entire grade level and $20,000 sponsors a whole school. Proceeds will be used to continue the 100-year effort of Junior Achievement preparing today’s youth for the economic challenges they will face in the future. 

Please click here https://jasnv.org/100Ready/ to learn more about the 100% Ready Club and how your company can be part of the campaign.

For more information about the Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, please visit us at  JASNV.org. Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We look forward to celebrating the JA 100 year with all of you…#TheMoreYouKnow!!


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Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Electrifies Las Vegas Blvd with their first Red, White & Blues Party

LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2019) – Las Vegas Harley-Davidson is celebrating summer with their first ever Red, White & Blues Party, July 20, from 11am- 2pm. The electrifying summer party will take place at their dealership, 5191 Las Vegas Blvd. S.  across from the world-famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign. 

Red, White & Blues is an all-American bash, featuring complimentary Trailhound Smokers BBQ specials and adult beverages. Live music will be provided by the Moanin’ Blacksnakes. Guest are encouraged to participate in the trivia contest to test their American history knowledge and win Harley-Davidson prizes. The newest 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be on display, ready for test riding. Free bike washes and safety inspections to all in attendance.

“We have taken Saturdays to the next level with our unbelievably fun weekend parties. Our events are a great way for Harley-Davidson fans and customers to interact with one another, while sharing riding adventures and enjoying food and beverages,” said General Manager Erica Conter.


Las Vegas Harley-Davidson is an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer. The dealership offers

Harley-Davidson sales, service, parts, riding accessories, clothing and more. It is committed to having the best staff, trained, empowered and pledged to excellence, to provide the best possible experience to its customers. The dealership is located on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, at 5191 S Las Vegas Blvd. Its continued commitment to elevate the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson brand is shown by its investment in this state-of-the-art facility, accessible to the over 40 million people who visit Las Vegas every year. More information is available at http://lasvegasharleydavidson.com


John Morotti and Dennis Bearden operate the four dealerships in Las Vegas and the surrounding communities under the holding company, Southern Nevada Powersports Group, Inc.  Morotti’s dealership experience runs deep as owner of Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction, Ariz., near the origination of U.S. Highway 70, and Mother Road Harley-Davidson and Route 66 Motorsports in Kingman, Ariz., located on the famed Route 66 highway. He also owns Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson and Triumph Raleigh, located on U.S. Highway 70 in downtown Raleigh, also known as the original “Tobacco Road” of N.C.

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Honors Their 2018-2019 Volunteers & Community Partners

Las Vegas (July 2, 2019) – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada honored their 2018-2019 local volunteers and community partners with an award ceremony at their Summer Spirit Soiree on Saturday, June 22 at the Space.

In a room filled with JASN donors and guests, Shanice Stevens, the education engagement specialist said, “We are very proud to honor the winners for their time and dedication.”

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada 2018-19 award recipients are:

  • Volunteer of the Year – Denise Polsfut
  • Community Partner of the Year – Beverly Givens, CCSD Director of School Community Partnership Program
  • Large Company of the Year – UNLV Lee Business School
  • Small Company of the Year- ReliaQuest
  • School of the Year – Dell H. Robison Middle School
  • Teacher of the Year – Thomas Rohnkohl, Silverado High School

“Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is proud to recognize the 2018-2019 volunteers and community partners who continue to impact our community with their acts of kindness and time commitment to support JASN.” said Michelle Jackson, president of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.


Junior Achievement is in its 100th year of operation (100 years, 100% ready) nationwide. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The current local programs span grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula. At the elementary level, students learn about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers while focusing on key life skills like the importance of saving and the difference between wants and needs. Middle and high school students learn about key economic principals, workforce issues they will face, personal budgeting and credit. Junior Achievement’s office is located at 1921 N Rainbow Blvd. on the second floor of Nevada State Bank. For more information visit JASNV.org. Like Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter