Delta Job Shadow

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Delta Air Lines hosted Students from Kearns High School this March for JA Job Shadow.

JA Job Shadow in 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.

Job Shadow opens students eyes to the many possibilities available and exposes them to careers that they may not have realized were possible.  Students from Kearns High School were able to experience first hand all that Delta has to offer at the Salt Lake City Airport, and what students wouldn’t be awe and inspired by spending time in the cockpit, in the engine and on the tarmac!

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


Delta Ribbon Cutting and JA Job Shadow

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We we thrilled to welcome Delta Airlines to JA City . . .


and they were thrilled to welcome students to their Salt Lake Terminal for JA Job shadow!

This week we held a special ribbon cutting at JA City to welcome our newest storefront – Delta Airlines.  Students from Sam Morgan Elementary were on hand to help welcome (and break in) this awesome new edition to our City . . . where students can even print out authentic looking tickets!

Delta also welcomed students from Bountiful and Viewmont High Schools to “the real” Delta Terminal at the Salt Lake International Airport for a         JA Job Shadow event where students were given tours and the opportunity to learn about the many and varied career opportunities available at Delta, along with what it takes to get them.

We couldn’t be more excited for our new partnership with Delta and all they have to offer our students!




New JA Company Program

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Junior Achievement USA®, in partnership with The Hartford, is supporting the reimagined JA Company Program®  for the 2015-2016 school year to provide aspiring teen entrepreneurs with the skills and real-world experience to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The updated JA Company Program, redesigned last year, includes 13 new modular experiences as 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 contain interactive content, including 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.  The new JA Company Program gives students the opportunity to play a greater leadership role in the process with volunteers encouraging them to find their voice and spark the entrepreneurial spirit. They have the opportunity to apply concepts used by this generation’s entrepreneurs, such as e-commerce and crowd-funding.

The 13-week after-school program divides each session into two parts: “Company Ops” and “Deeper Dive.” Students report on progress and accomplish learning objectives during “Company Ops” and participate in a more robust learning experience, either individually or in groups, to challenge themselves to push further during “Deeper Dive.” Click here to see JA Company Program in action.

The revised JA Company Program is the result of a $1.5 million investment from The Hartford to support 100,000 students through Junior Achievement. The Hartford’s commitment supports its Communities with HART ongoing efforts to encourage the well-being of America’s communities by enabling today’s small businesses to grow and inspiring a new generation of small business leaders.

“The Hartford is proud to partner with Junior Achievement and serve as the title sponsor of its flagship JA Company Program,” said The Hartford’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Swift. “We encourage the students of today to become the successful entrepreneurs of tomorrow, a commitment that grows out of our passion for helping small businesses prevail.”

This spring students from Olympus High and UMA (Utah Military Academy) participated in the new JA Company Program thanks to sponsorships by The Hartford and Ernst and Young.  UMA students produced and sold dog tags as part of their project and made a wonderful YouTube video to market their product.  (You can view the video here.)  Olympus High students produced and sold shirts to the Olympus student body with the help of Board Member Greg Reed and additional volunteers from Security Service Federal Credit Union.

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.

Students from Olympus High participated in the JA Company Program selling t-shirts to the Olympus student body.

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Students from UMA produced and sold dog tags for their JA Company project.

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Watch the UMA marketing video!

YouTube Video

Fidelity Job Shadow

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Fidelity Investments in American Fork hosted a Junior Achievement Job Shadow event this April for students from Pleasant Grove High School and students from Cottonwood High School spent the day at Fidelity in Downtown Salt Lake in May.  Through these events, students engaged in hands-on activities taught by Fidelity employee volunteers.

Thank you so much 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

“It was wonderful!  The Fidelity Job Shadow is by far my favorite experience with the students!  I had really good feedback from the students who attended that they really enjoyed their time and the information was very beneficial!” J. Riches, Teacher, Cottonwood High School


Cottonwood High School students at Fidelity in Downtown Salt Lake


Pleasant Grove High School at Fidelity in American Fork

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