Guest speakers needed, A’s for J’s Program at area high schools

Posted by A's for J's on March 23, 2015

VILLA and Jordan Brand have partnered to create a program that rewards students for academic achievement and excellence. The “As for Js” academic incentive program sponsored by Villa and Brand Jordan provides three Philadelphia public high schools: Imhotep Charter, Kensington CAPA, and West Philadelphia opportunities to motivate students to achieve excellence offering students and schools the following :
● Monetary incentives directly to students for academic achievement
● Students receive $25 for each “A” earned in English, math, and/or science. (Dollars can be redeemed at any VILLAstore for the purchase of Jordan Brand product.)
● Participating students are invited to monthly career workshops and college visits
● Participating seniors are eligible to apply for a $2,500 college scholarship
● Schools compete for a $25,000 grand prize

“As for Js” is offering students at each of the 3 participating schools an opportunity to hear from “near peer” individuals who are in the workforce and/or pursuing their some postsecondary education. We’re looking for individuals as presenters/panelist who are between the ages of 18 to 30, currently working and/or have some post secondary education (preferably having some on the job experiences, internships or service). Entrepreneurs and startup individuals are encourage to be part of the day.

We need 8 presenters (per each session) for each of the following event times:
● March 24th, 10:15 AM-11:30 AM Imhotep Institute Charter HS (6201 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19138)
● March 24th, 3:00-3:50 Imhotep Institute Charter HS
● March 26th, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM West Philadelphia HS (4901 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139)
● March 27th, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Kensington Creative And Performing Arts HS (1901 N. Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19122)
● March 27th, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Kensington Creative And Performing Arts HS

If you would like to be a panelist and/or know someone who may want to participate please complete the following Eventbrite registration

If you have any further questions or concerns contact Thom Butler at 4848431153 or email him at

Thank you for considering and supporting students,
The “As for Js” Team

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