Junior Achievement to Celebrate Centennial with Free Movie Screening

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

RACINE, Wis. – Come join Junior Achievement (JA) on October 16 as the organization celebrates its 100- year anniversary with a free movie screening and other festivities.

For the past century, JA programs have touched lives in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries internationally, impacting young people through lessons of financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA will screen the documentary, “Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement,” at the Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe Street, to honor its achievements and the achievements of its youth.

The 60-minute, unrated film is narrated by JA alumnus Juju Chang, television journalist for ABC News and anchor of Nightline. “Made Possible” includes compelling interviews with other renowned JA alumni, including CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta and Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank personality, Mark Cuban. The film documents the challenges the non-profit organization has faced, including surviving the Great Depression, World War II and the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

Conversation featuring area JA alumni, teachers, volunteers and others who share the influence and effect of JA over the years will follow the film’s presentation. The evening’s centennial celebration will conclude with “Happy Birthday,” sung by local youth singing sensation Liamani Segura, and with a birthday cake provided by O&H Danish Bakery.

This event is a SC Johnson Community Interest Program in association with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. SC Johnson’s Community Programs are free and open to the public and are held at the Golden Rondelle Theater. To RSVP for the October 16 community interest program, go to www.scjohnson.com/CIPreservations.

About Junior Achievement (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin has 12 area offices across Wisconsin and annually serves more than 153,000 students with 9,000 volunteer mentors.

For more information on Junior Achievement and its centennial year, visit wisconsin.ja.org.