Shanice Stevens has been promoted to education director for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, which provides needed financial education to K-12 students through age-appropriate interactive, interesting and fun programs. The nonprofit’s organization’s goal is helping students become financially stable adults, thereby eliminating generational and situational poverty.
Stevens oversees operations and personnel management for Junior Achievement’s education team and provides leadership development and training to Junior Achievement staff. She is also responsible for student outreach and class management, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and training, marketing, board development, project coordination, and other activities.
Since COVID-19, her role has expanded to include educational outreach throughout Nevada. She provides virtual resources for educators; coordinates virtual volunteer opportunities; leads education outreach for JA Inspire Virtual, a virtual career exploration platform; and is a resource expert for educational needs for school partnership career development experiences.
“We are excited as Shanice has fully embraced this new leadership role for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada,” said Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “During her tenure with JASN, she has performed in a wide array of positions that have given her a broader understanding of our mission. This experience and the completion of her master’s degree recently made the decision to promote her to this important role an easy one. Our leadership team is thankful to have her insights and skills participating in our future developments.”
Prior to her promotion to education director, Stevens was Junior Achievement’s marketing coordinator and education engagement specialist. Her experience also includes serving as interconnections specialist at Tesla, Inc.; franchise marketing manager for Actioncoach Business Coaching; and broker relations for David Saxe Productions.
A Las Vegas native, Stevens graduated from UNLV with an undergraduate degree in journalism and media studies with a concentration in integrated marketing communications. She received her graduate degree in organizational leadership from National University.
When she’s not working, Stevens’ enjoys traveling, mentoring youth, community service, and spending time with family and friends. Her volunteer activity positions include: executive board member of the nonprofit Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter; collegiate advisor and educational development committee chair for the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy; charter member of the Southwest Las Vegas Chapter of Kiwanis International; Nevada Promise Scholarship mentor for the College of Southern Nevada; and COLA Connections – volunteer mentor with the UNLV College of Liberal Arts.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students K-12, with a curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches more than 20,000 students annually in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information visit https://jasnv.org/ and follow on Instagram and Facebook.
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