Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will host its “Lunchboxes & Learning: When I Grow Up” event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 (Pictured: Junior Achievement Staff with Lunchboxes & Learning Kids).
“Lunchboxes & Learning: When I Grow Up,” sponsored by PENTA Building Group, is an unconventional luncheon event intended to provide guests with a firsthand look at what it means to be a Junior Achievement student. Walter Bracken Elementary students will be present at each table to lead guests in a game or activity to showcase the curriculum learned through the program. The students will also perform a skit on “When I Grow Up,” tying in practices about financial literacy, workforce preparedness and entrepreneurship.
Hosted by Emmy award-winning anchor of “Good Morning Las Vegas,” Beth Fisher, from KTNV Channel 13 Action News ABC, the fundraiser will feature a beautiful venue, food and beverages, generously gifted to Junior Achievement by the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Check-in for the event will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Following check-in, guests may enjoy a catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow.
“I was so impressed with the Bracken students’ performance last year. I look forward to seeing what they do this year!” said Gary Plumlee, Senior Director of Development of UNLV Rebel Athletics.
During the event, Junior Achievement will recognize outstanding partners who have aided in the success of the organization during the 2017 and 2018 year. Awards will include: “Impact Partner of the Year,” awarded to Bank of America for providing a generous monetary donation; “In-kind Partner of the Year,” awarded to Caesars Entertainment for donating substantial services to the organization; “Media Partner of the Year,” awarded to the Las Vegas Review-Journal for donating substantial services that propelled Junior Achievement forward; and “Heart for Junior Achievement Partner,” awarded to the Nevada State Bank for continuously investing financially to the organization, as well as providing consistent volunteers and being an advocate and connection to other community resources.
For more information on Junior Achievement’s events and programs, please visit jasnv.org.