Bowl Me Over! Arrow Electronics Employees Raise $15K to Support Junior Achievement Business Week

Bowl Me Over! Arrow Electronics Employees Raise $15K to Support Junior Achievement Business Week

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:05pm

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They came, they saw, they went bowling. And they also raised $15,000 in scholarship money.

Earlier this month, 150 Arrow Electronics employees gathered at Bowlero in Centennial, Colo. to participate in the 2017 Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon, raising enough scholarship funds to send 43 high school students to this summer’s Arrow-sponsored Junior Achievement Business Week camp.

Arrow is again the Presenting Sponsor of the week-long camp, which takes place June 11 through 16 on the Johnson & Wales University campus in central Denver. Junior Achievement Business Week is a truly transformative learning experience; one Arrow applauds because of its focus on teaching innovation. Participating Colorado high school students in grades 9–12 work in teams and are mentored by local business leaders as they form mock companies, pitch creative ideas, and apply leadership skills, all in a competitive environment. They also stay in campus dorms to experience college living first-hand. 

This year, many of the attending students will act as “consultants” to Arrow as they work on a real project for the global technology company. In addition to engaging in interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the student’s busy week will culminate in a “Shark Tank”-style competition.

“Arrow is fully committed to the communities where we live, work and play, and we are proud to once again partner with Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain in support of the annual Business Week camp,” said Kristin Russell, global president of Arrow Intelligent Systems and a Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain board member. “We are honored to help nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and learned business skills this program delivers.” 

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Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com.