Nathan has a passion for helping students prepare for the workforce and has been an advocate for JA many years. An incredible classroom volunteer, board member, Titan Business Challenge Chair, and Strategic Planning Chair, Nathan continues to make a difference in the lives our students. Susan Fillafer, Regional Director of Junior Achievement, presented the award to Nathan at a senior leadership meeting. Susan stated “Nathan is a visionary leader and we are fortunate to have him in our JA Family. He’s an inspiration to the students he works with and to everyone around him.”
Nathan, a 10 year veteran at WRPS began his journey with Junior Achievement 15 years ago when he joined a fundraising team for JA’s annual bowling classic. This positive experience peaked his interest in the organization and their purpose and he decided to become a classroom volunteer. He wanted to be a part of promoting education, stating “Many people, especially children, are sorely lacking the knowledge when it comes to financial literacy and will struggle with future issues from balancing checking accounts to creating a financial plan for retirement. It’s my belief that those who are able to provide such knowledge and guidance give back to their communities which have provide them so much. It is more important now than ever to teach our youth true life skills that will impact their future. These students are the next generation of leaders in our workforce and our community”.