JA Supporter of the Week: John Lapointe
Published: Wednesday, 12 May 2021
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For his service on our Board of Directors, his outstanding support of our programmatic and fundraising events, and his dedication to our mission … we are excited to announce JA Board Member John Lapointe of The Lapointe Insurance Agency as our JA Supporter of the Week!
As a member of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts’ Board of Directors, John helps bring JA’s free financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship education programs to local students.
John is an outstanding supporter of the JA Titan Business Challenge, an annual event in which 200 high school students from across the region come together to participate in a dynamic learning experience, hear from some of the region’s top business and community leaders, and compete for scholarship awards that can help make a higher education possible. John serves as a volunteer Business Mentor for this event, sharing business advice with students as they compete in teams using the interactive business simulator JA Titan which puts them at the helm of a virtual company. The Lapointe Insurance Company is also a Major Event Sponsor for the JA Titan Business Challenge, helping make this unique learning experience possible for local students.
In addition to volunteering, John has spoken at multiple Junior Achievement events. He serves as a role model for students by sharing the career path that led him to where he is today and emphasizing the importance of educational attainment in achieving his goals. He has also introduced students to the many exciting career opportunities available within the insurance industry.
John and The Lapointe Insurance Agency support JA through our IRONMAN Golf Championship as well. This annual fundraiser helps keep everything Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts does 100% free for students and schools.
“John has been a tremendous supporter of Junior Achievement – from serving on our Board of Directors, to volunteering and speaking at student events, to participating in fundraising events. He is very driven to help us achieve our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. We’re so thankful for everything John does for JA and our community!” – Jeffrey Pelletier, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
With deep gratitude for his commitment to strengthening JA and helping local students succeed, we are proud to honor John Lapointe as our JA Supporter of the Week!