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JA City Summer Camps

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Minecraft Coding Camp presented by Tech Trep    

Date:            July 11-12

Time:           8 am to noon

Ages:            All students, ages 11 and up

What:           Learn the basics of coding with Java programming in the thrilling world of Minecraft

Where:         JA City, 444 W. 100 South, SLC, in Gateway Mall, 4th floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Cost:            $99, snacks provided

Register:     https://www.techtrep.com/mcc


Intro to Web Development presented by Tech Trep    

Date:            July 11-12

Time:           1-6 pm

Ages:           All students, ages 11 and up

What:          Create a custom web portfolio while learning how to use HTML 5, CSS3, and Javascript

Where:        JA City, 444 W. 100 South, SLC, in Gateway Mall, 4th floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Cost:            $99, snacks provided

Register:     https://www.techtrep.com/mcc


Morning of STEM for Girls presented by The STEM Shoppe  

Date:            July 15

Time:           10 am to 1 pm

Ages:           Girls, ages 8-12

What:          Stimulating hands-on, minds-on workshop for girls, teaching electronics using microcontrollers, conducting chemistry experiments, and programming robots.

Where:        JA City, 444 W. 100 South, SLC, in Gateway Mall, 4th floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Cost:            $50  (+ tax $53.43), snacks provided

Register:     https://thestemshoppe.campbrainregistration.com


JA BizTown presented by JA Staff  

Date:           August 10-11

Time:           9 am to 3 pm

Ages:           All students, ages 10-12

What:          JA BizTown gives students the opportunity to become adults for a day, and work as CEOs, CFOs, engineers, bank tellers, DJs, and more.

Where:        JA City, 444 W. 100 South, SLC, in Gateway Mall, 4th floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Cost:           $99 before July 1 for early bird pricing.  $125 after July 1 – lunch and snacks provided

Register:    http://ja-utah.org/specialevents/biztownsummercamp/


Geek Squad Academy presented by Best Buy’s Geek Squad

Date:            August 16-17

Time:            9 am to 3:30 pm

Ages:            All students, ages 10-14

What:           Fun, interactive technology camp teaching classes such as Robotics, Programming, 3D Printing, Film Production, Digital Music, and more.

Where:        JA City, 444 W. 100 South, SLC, in Gateway Mall, 4th floor above Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Cost:             $35, bring sack lunch

Register:     https://academy.geeksquad.com/register/salt-lake-city/ut


For more info on the JA City Summer Camps, contact us!

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JA Company Program

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

NEW “JA COMPANY PROGRAM” GIVES TEENS 21st CENTURY ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

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

 

San Juan Career Fair

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Career Exploration Center, Community, JA High School Programs, Special Events

Funded by a grant from American Express, Junior Achievement of Utah was honored to hold the 6th annual career fair with students from Monument Valley High School and Whitehorse High School on the Navajo Reservation in San Juan County, May 22-24, 2017.

Through this career fair, JA is able to reach rural students and provide them with a motivating keynote speaker, Mac McCullough of Mac Motivates, and provide a career expo where students are introduced to a wide variety of career and education options and classes which focus on skills for career success.


 Thank you to all these amazing organizations who took the time to present:

Codechangers • Delta • Dixie State University • Fire Truck & Equipment• Four Corners Adventures • Four Corners School • Girls Go Digital • Hill Air Force Base • Hilarious Delusions • Hogle Zoo • Hurst Construction • Job Corps • Manti LaSalle National Forest • U.S. Marines • Nelson Laboratories • San Juan County Sheriff Department • STEM Action Center • Tech Trep Academy • Tesero • University of Phoenix • University of Utah, Department of Health • US Synthetic • USU – Blanding Campus • Utah Army National Guard • Utah Navajo Health Services • UVU, College of Science & Health • Wells Fargo • Wildworks • Workers Compensation Fund