JA of New Jersey Named Innovator of the Year by Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce
May 9, 2023, Edison, New Jersey – JA of New Jersey (JANJ) has been named the recipient of the Innovator of the Year award at the upcoming Community Leaders of Distinction Awards, hosted by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC). The ceremony will take place at The Pines Manor in Edison on May 31st, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Established in 1997, the Community Leader of Distinction Awards (an annual event that has been a pillar) of the MCRCC’s program. The nomination process provides an opportunity for employees, residents, beneficiaries, and other individuals to acknowledge an individual or organization that goes above and beyond in its duties. Past honorees have come from various backgrounds, including nonprofit organizations, local governments, small businesses, and multinational corporations. The honorees are united by their desire to contribute to the betterment of the community through their philanthropic contributions, volunteer efforts, and commitment to ethical business practices.
"We are honored to receive this award from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce," said James Horne Jr., President & CEO of JANJ. "Being a member of the Chamber has impacted our organization in immeasurable ways, providing invaluable networking opportunities and a great support system of like-minded individuals. JA is committed to empowering young people to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. We are grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to continue serving our community."
Headquartered in Raritan Center, JANJ is an award-winning, free educational resource Junior Achievement operation. JANJ provides New Jersey’s youth with relevant experiential education in financial literacy, career readiness, entrepreneurship, and life skills, equipping them with the skillset and mindset to explore, choose, and advance in their future career paths.
For over four decades, JANJ has been the link between the business and education communities to powerfully impact New Jersey’s rising leaders. What sets the organization apart is its innovative approach to education through its unique delivery model that relies on volunteer engagement. Through their diverse programs and initiatives, along with the help of community volunteers delivering the lessons, JANJ has helped thousands of young people develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the real world. In the past five years, the organization has provided 136,644 Middlesex County students with 343,986 hours of JA learning experiences.
For more information about JA of New Jersey, visit www.janj.org. For more information about the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Community Leaders of Distinction Awards, visit www.mcrcc.org.
About JA of New Jersey (JANJ):
JA of New Jersey (JANJ) is an award-winning, free educational resource JA operation dedicated to providing New Jersey’s youth with relevant experiential education in financial literacy, career readiness, entrepreneurship, and life skills. We imagine a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. With its headquarters and Capstone programs located in the JA Education Center, in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ, JANJ is committed to giving all young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success and plan for their futures. JANJ’s learning experiences are held at the JA Education Center, in schools, on college/university campuses, in corporate facilities, and online through digital learning experiences. For more information, visit janj.org and follow JANJ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.