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JA Company Program

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Junior Achievement’s longest-running program, JA Company Program®, is back for the school year with a bang! Thanks to a generous investment from The Hartford, JA Company Program is all new and updated with 13 new modular experiences to share with today’s teen entrepreneurs. The updated 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.

The sessions include interactive content such as vodcasts led by subject matter experts that explore concepts such as brainstorming a product or service. Lessons also discuss the importance of conducting market research to refine the product or service to meet consumers’ evolving needs. Click here to see JA Company Program in action.

This spring students from Granger High participated in the JA Company Program selling snacks at lunch to their peers. 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.

Being a part of the entrepreneurship program has changed my future. When I first signed up for this class, I didn’t know we were actually going to run a business. Nobody thought it was possible to run a “school store” from $200 and 30 students! – Christian P.

This experience has helped me learn certain life skills I struggled with before. For example, being on the management team helped me to communicate with others on a clear level. We had to organize the class and make sure each component was in check. – Oscar

I gained knowledge of how to work with customers and have good customer service. It helped motivate me to want to start my own business. I learned what it will take for me to start my own business so I will be prepared in the future. – Quinn



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Join Utah’s top Business, Government and Community Leaders for a mentoring experience you won’t soon forget!


May 25, 2017

9am – 1pm (including lunch with the students!)

 What is JA-in-a-Day?  JA-in-a-Day provides the 5-6 in-class lessons in a one day format rather than being spread out over the course of several weeks.

This is an one of a kind opportunity to engage with the amazing students at Edison Elementary.

If you are interested in participating and need more information please contact


Get More Info and Register Here.




JA Biztown Summer Camp

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JA Biztown Summer Camp is a chance for your student to experience JA Biztown for the first time or once again!

What is JA Biztown Summer Camp? A Two-day summer camp where students can be adults-for-the day; including CEOs, CFOs, DJs and more!

When:  August 10-11, 2017

Time:    9:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City

                       444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT  84101

      4th Floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Ages:    10-12

Price:   $99 per student if registered by July 1.  $125 per student after July 1.

     (Registration deadline August 8, 2017.)

Hosted at Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City (JA City), each year 5th grade students across the Wasatch front are able to attend JA Biztown with their class and bring JA City to life.  JA City is fully interactive learning facility where students work as employees in various businesses, are paid for their labor, manage personal and business checking accounts and learn about money and time management. The JA Biztown experience helps students develop competitive skills and confidence and helps them to connect the dots between what they are learning in school and what they will need to know in their life beyond graduation.

Day-one will include training in problem solving, leadership, team building and business management.  On day-two, students will open their doors for business and run JA City!

Lunch provided both days by Chick-fil-A City Creek and volunteers provided by US Synthetic.


We love parent volunteers! Parents: sign up to volunteer with your child and you will receive a 10% discount off registration.

Want to bring a group?  For group discount information contact

Need a flyer with all the information?  See Flyer Here!

Find out more: about JA City and JA Biztown.