Gina McBryan, Business Data Analyst at Dart and an advisor to Dart’s JA team and Chad MacDonald, Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Dart, gifting the laptop to Teresa Foster, Executive Director of JA Cayman Islands.

Every year, Dart supports the Cayman Islands Junior Achievement (JA) programme by sponsoring a company and recruiting Dart staff who volunteer and serve as business mentors to the company’s executives and employees (students). This relationship has grown over the years because JA aligns closely with Dart’s Minds Inspired education initiatives and provides students with practical, hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, production, marketing and sales, and financial literacy.

This year, Dart is also pleased to support the expansion of JA’s digital capabilities through the donation of a new laptop, that will enable the delivery of future programmes online; and the time and expertise of Chad MacDonald, Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Dart. Chad donated his time and technical expertise to help the JA Board of Directors better understand their digital needs, and he then recommended solutions that will move JA Cayman to a new digital platform.

Junior Achievement is a global programme that has been operating in the Cayman Islands for 28 years. The programme positively impacts teens by helping them build confidence, gain business knowledge, and prepare for the workplace.  Through mentoring and interaction with a team of Dart advisors who guide the students each week, the programme helps grow Cayman’s future entrepreneurs and leaders. Dart’s 2019-2020 team "Glo & Go" won both the Company of the Year and Product of the Year at a recent virtual award ceremony.