July 27, 2011
-- (July 25, 2011) – Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno kicked off Junior Achievement of NJ’s (JANJ) Annual State Board of Directors meeting with a roundtable discussion on the state of NJ’s economy as it relates to JA’ s education and youth development programs. The group discussed how Junior Achievement can help prepare, retain and attract young people to enter NJ’s workforce.
In attendance were Board members from NJ companies including HSBC, Verizon, Realogy, NJM Insurance Group, PSEG, Deloitte, NJBIA, Capital One Bank, Chubb, AT&T, Novartis, Tyco, Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. Patrick Cozza, State Board Chairman of Junior Achievement of NJ and CEO of HSBC, along with his wife Beth, hosted this year’s annual meeting in their Bernardsville home.
Following discussions with the Lieutenant Governor, the Board of Directors reviewed the success of JA’s 2010-11 year which saw a significant increase of 17% more students from the previous year, impacting more than 41,000 New Jersey K-12 youth. The Board also approved the 2011-12 budget and strategic goals.
Photographed left to right: Catherine Milone, President of JANJ; Patrick Cozza, State Board Chairman and CEO of HSBC; Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno; and Dave Weaving, State Board Vice Chairman and EVP/Chief Administrative Officer of Realogy
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s (JA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA offers work readiness programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. JA programs reach over 4 million students per year, in 124 markets in urban, rural and suburban areas in all 50 states across the US. In New Jersey, JA will reach more than 46,000 students this school year. Visit www.janj.org.