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