JA Supporter of the Week: Michael Silva
Published: Thursday, 04 Mar 2021
For his leadership on our Board of Directors, his outstanding efforts as a JA volunteer, and his support for JA events … we are excited to announce Michael Silva of Coastal Financial as our JA Supporter of the Week!
Mike is a valued member of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts’ Board of Directors and serves on the organization’s Executive Committee as Treasurer. As a professional in the financial industry, Mike is very passionate about giving local students access to free financial literacy education through Junior Achievement’s programs.
In addition to providing guidance at the Board level, Mike actively volunteers in local classrooms, teaching multiple JA financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship programs every year. He was also recently a panelist in a JA Career Speaker Series video focused on careers in finance.
Mike volunteers as a Business Mentor for the JA Titan Business Challenge, an annual event which brings together over 200 high school students from across the region, giving them the opportunity to participate in a dynamic learning experience, hear from some of the region’s top business leaders, and compete for important scholarship awards that can help make a higher education possible.
Along with his family and friends, Mike participates in our annual JA Strikes for Success bowling fundraiser. This event raises thousands of dollars every year to help keep everything Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts does 100% free for students and schools.
“Mike is incredibly dedicated and involved as a Board Member and as a volunteer. He’s a true leader in our organization, continuously stepping up with ideas to improve our programs, raise new funds, and help us succeed in our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. We are so very grateful for all that Mike does for Junior Achievement and our community!” – Jeffrey Pelletier, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts President
With deep gratitude for his leadership and support, we are proud to honor Michael Silva as our JA Supporter of the Week!