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JA Company Program

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in In-Class Programs, JA High School Programs

Olympus High students experienced a sweet taste of entrepreneurship with the JA Company Program.

Students from Olympus High participated in Junior Achievement’s longest-running program, JA Company Program. The program is part of a blended-learning approach that offers groups of students the opportunity to understand the steps involved in launching their own businesses while learning the basics of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business success.

Students from Olympus set up a business selling donuts to the Olympus High student body and made the decision to donate all $500 of the proceeds raised to Primary Children’s Medical Center. Check out this fun advertisement student’s created to market their donuts, broadcast in the school news.

A special thanks to Patrick Healy, Olympus High teacher, and Mike Ezler, volunteer, for helping this amazing group of students find success in their entrepreneurial efforts!

JA Company Program is Junior Achievement’s longest running program, beginning in 1919 with the founding of the organization. Today, nearly half a million students globally flex their entrepreneurial spirit each year with JA Company Program.

   

 

It Takes A Village

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Community, In-Class Programs, Uncategorized

Tanner LLC presents JA-in-a-Day at Foxboro Elementary

They say it takes a village to raise a child and we know that to be true. This fall, Tanner LLC, an accounting firm in Salt Lake City, closed their business office for the day so the entire staff, 95 in total, could take part in volunteering at Foxoboro Elementary, in the Davis School District, to present JA-in-a-Day.

Junior Achievement could not reach over 85,000 students each year without the support of our business, foundation and individual sponsors. We also couldn’t do it without all the amazing individuals and organizations willing to give of their time to share JA’s three pillars with students throughout Utah: Career Readiness, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.  But here at JA, we believe that the most important thing these volunteers bring to classroom is not the JA curriculum, but rather their mentorship and caring. Volunteers may not always know the difference that  they have made in a child’s life, but we know that anytime a caring adult is giving their time and support to a child, they have made a immeasurable difference.

 

Ally Financial in JA City

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Community, Featured Partner, JA City

Thanks to our partnership with Ally Financial, we are bringing the JA experience to more students in our community!

Ally sponsored students to attend JA City where they were adults-for-the-day and had the opportunity to see what it takes to interview, run a business and work with others in the JA City community.  Thanks Ally for all your support of JA and Utah’s students!

“I like JA BizTown. I wanted to be the meter reader, but they made me be the CFO!” – Casy, Student

“I liked delivering bills because I liked going into all the businesses; that was the best part of JA. I learned to be patient with everything and now I feel prepared to write checks.” – Braeleigh, Student

“We had a lot of kids step in and help each other. JA City has done a great job with constant improvements.” – Jonessa Goates, Ally Volunteer

I was just sitting at Maverick and two students came by. One student was headed to break and the other was headed back to work. The student heading to break patted the other one on the back and said, “You need to get back to work, you’ve got a lot of bills to pay!” I had to laugh. – Becky Anderson, Teacher

Fidelity Job Shadow

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Community, JA High School Programs

Fidelity Investments in Salt Lake hosted a Junior Achievement Job Shadow event for 45 students from West High School. Students were engaged in hands-on activities taught by Fidelity employees and learned financial and career concepts including saving money early, social media do’s and don’ts, the importance of learning all they can about IT and the importance of education beyond high school. John Hall, Senior Director at Fidelity, was thrilled to present to students at the event opening; he a third generation West High graduate!

JA Job Shadow is a hands-on program where organizations invite high school students to their place of business to the spend the day learning about not only the organization as a whole, but the variety of job and career opportunities available within that organization. They also share with the students the skills and education required to obtain those careers. This unique opportunity opens students eyes to the many possibilities available and exposes them to careers that they may not have realized were possible. JA Job Shadow is truly an interactive and fun opportunity for students to start thinking about their futures.

Thank to all those at Fidelity who participated. Fidelity continues to give back to the communities where its employees work and live.  The company has a strong commitment to education, particularly in financial education and we appreciate their time and effort in providing such valuable experiences for our students. #FidelityCares

 

 

 

 

Delta Job Shadow

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in JA City, JA High School Programs

Delta Air Lines hosted Students from Granger High School or JA Job Shadow

JA Job Shadow is a hands-on program where organizations invite high school students to their place of business to the spend the day learning about not only the organization as a whole, but the variety of job and career opportunities available within that organization. They also share with the students the skills and education required to obtain those careers.  This unique opportunity opens students eyes to the many possibilities available and exposes them to careers that they may not have realized were possible. JA Job Shadow is truly an interactive and fun opportunity for students to start thinking about their futures.

At this Job Shadow, Granger High students were given the unique opportunity to tour one of Delta’s NBA Charter planes. Delta has seven planes that are in the NBA Charter fleet that are used solely for NBA teams flying around the country for games. These planes are modified to provide the extra leg room, fancy meals and huge (by airplane standards) restrooms for the basketball players. Delta let the students know that very few people are allowed on the airplanes, but Granger students had luck on their side!

Students also had a chance to visit the main Delta hanger and see a plane up on jacks and check out the deicing and snow removal equipment and were able to chat with the the paramedics, EMTs and firemen/women on site. They also had the chance to view the equipment that tower operators use and check out a 360-degree view of the runways. One of the favorite stops on the tour, besides the NBA bathroom, was the cockpit of the 757.

Thank you to Delta for making this event possible and giving Granger High students such a unique and unforgettable experience!