Alison Gottsch-Walton Named a Junior Achievement Worldwide Fellow
Alison Gottsch-Walton of Junior Achievement of Lincoln (jalincoln.org) was selected to be a part of the inaugural Junior Achievement Worldwide Fellows Program. JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving non-governmental agencies, received applications from among a network of over 3,800 JA staff members. Alison is the only American and one of six high-potential JA leaders chosen for this honor and through the program, which will deepen her leadership, mentorship, and strategic skills over the next 18 months. The JA Worldwide Fellows Program will include leadership of a global initiative that allows for direct collaboration with JA Worldwide leaders, board members, and external experts. Each Fellow will lead a global project with direct benefits to Junior Achievement, and also engage in a number of other professional-development opportunities.
Alison attended The Global Education and Skills Conference in Dubai in March, the world’s most preeminent education event addressing the challenges of education. She will also attend a weeklong leadership conference in California. Alison’s Fellowship is to incorporate Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Junior Achievement curriculum and the workplace. She is the education director for Junior Achievement of Lincoln and is responsible for leading the Programming team. Her team will work directly with over 1,000 Lincoln-area volunteers and 900 educators to bring JA’s financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs to nearly 30,000 K-12th grade Nebraska students this school year.