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Ashley Lui Named Volunteer of the Year


Congratulations to Ashley Lui, winner of Junior Achievement New Brunswick’s Volunteer of the Year Award. 

“Congratulations to Ashley Lui the 2018 JANB Volunteer of the Year,” said Connie Woodside, President and CEO of Junior Achievement New Brunswick. “Junior Achievement New Brunswick applauds the dedication and commitment that Ashley Lui has given to working with our young people through her involvement in the JA Company Program!  She exemplifies what a JA Volunteer is and her enthusiasm in mentoring the youth in the Greater Saint John region is exemplary!”   


Ashley is a Social Media Specialist for J.D. Irving, Limited. Ashley participated in Junior Achievement as a High School student. “Being involved in Junior Achievement gave me the push to pursue a business degree at UNB.”

Ashley volunteers with JA’s Company Program every Tuesday night acting as a coach and mentor to high school students launching their own business. “Throughout the year I see students enhance their teamwork skills and business knowledge,” said Ashley. “The most rewarding thing is seeing their leadership abilities and confidence grow. The transformation is wonderful to see.” 

Amanda Carey, Regional Manager for Southwestern New Brunswick for JA explains the criteria for Volunteer of the Year. “When selecting the Volunteer of the Year we look for an individual who has gone above and beyond in supporting Junior Achievement’s Company Program in their given region,” said Amanda. “This would include the following:

  • Outstanding Dedication
  • Selflessness
  • Being Passionate About JA’s Mission
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Reliable, committed and flexible

“Ashley Lui exhibits all of the above. Ashley has acted as a mentor to students in grades 9 through 12 for the past 2 years. In her position as Lead Advisor for her JA company she has instilled in our youth the importance of continuing their education as well as being a team player. Ashley is a great champion for Junior Achievement and inspires the youth to be all that they can be through encouragement, guidance and inspiration. Ashley credits the Junior Achievement program for helping her achieve her own personal and career goals. We look forward to working with Ashley for many more years and are very thankful to have her as part of the Junior Achievement family in Saint John.”

“Congratulations to Ashley on being recognized by Junior Achievement,” said Colleen Baxter, Vice President of Human Resources for J.D. Irving, Limited. “Like many on our team at JDI, Ashley generously volunteers her time, energy and talent to groups that benefit the community. It’s excellent to see someone giving back so early in their career. Congratulations on the recognition, Ashley!” 

Junior Achievement relies on the volunteers who give freely of their time to mentor the youth of New Brunswick.  Whether it is teaching an in-school JA Program to students in grades 3 to 12 or volunteering to be a mentor to our high school students at the after-school JA Company Program, volunteers are the backbone of the organization.