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Empowering Through Friendship: JA Volunteers Unite

Celebrate the power of friendship with JA Central Ontario this Valentine's Day!

In the spirit of friendship and collaboration, Leah and Efnan, both dedicated volunteers from CIBC, recently teamed up as teaching partners for JA’s Economics for Success learning experience. Despite working in different areas of the bank, their connection was instant, and the duo seamlessly brought the program to life.

“We hit it off immediately and really enjoyed bringing the program to life with our diverse experiences and examples,” Leah shares.

Inspired by their newfound friendship, Efnan and Leah are eager to continue empowering students together, volunteering once again in spring.

Leah and Efnan

Leah and Efnan found purpose in their collaboration – you can too! Become a volunteer today and share your unique journey to inspire the next generation. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities at JA Central Ontario, visit: Volunteer with JA.

About JA Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario envisions a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. They want to make sure all young people are economically empowered with the skills, confidence and networks to shape the future.

As a youth-centred charity, JA Central Ontario works together with a dedicated network of volunteers, partners and educators to deliver immersive learning in work readiness, financial health, entrepreneurship and more. JA students benefit from mentorship and real-world experiences, transforming their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations as they build their futures.

JA Central Ontario impacts students in Halton, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham and Simcoe regions. They are part of one of the world’s most-impactful youth-serving social good organizations – JA Worldwide – and they work closely with our national network, JA Canada.