Yeah… THAT Nobel Prize. In a recent press releaseJA in the world announced that it was nominated for the 2022 Nobel Prize of Peace. This prestigious honor is usually given to an individual rather than an organization, making it an even greater achievement. JA in the world is one of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations serving young people. The organization prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship and has been doing so for over 100 years. Each year, the network, made up of more than 590,000 volunteers and teachers, serves more than 10 million students in more than 100 countries. In response to the Nobel Prize nomination, JA Worldwide CEO Asheesh Advani said, “Peace is only possible when young people in all countries and regions have economic empowerment. JA Worldwide is honored to receive this nomination and will continue its work to empower all young people with the skills and mindset to build thriving communities. Our greatest hope for solving the world’s most complex problems lies in the young people of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Southern Nevada Junior Achievement is a member of the JA Global Network and works locally with our children here in Clark County. In their press release, the CEO and President Michele Jackson also commented on the nomination. “In most parts of the world, the reality is that young people don’t have the tools to pursue their future in a smarter way. It’s also true everywhere Nevadaespecially in our low-income neighborhoods, where children struggle to overcome the daily challenges of their lives, often to meet their basic food, clothing and housing needs. junior achievement the programs are a game-changer and simply need to be provided to equip young people with the knowledge to break the cycle of poverty.
The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo in November. Good luck to our local JASNV. We are proud of you !
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas
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