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


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


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


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


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


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

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San Juan Career Fair

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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


 

Play For JA!

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This year in conjunction with our annual Bowl-A-Thon we want you to get your game on and . . .

Play For JA!

March 23 & 24

Junior Achievement will join with The Biz Games at Soccer City for

Fun, Food and Competition to benefit Utah’s Students!


Play as an individual or team of 5 and rotate between ping pong, foosball, Texas Hold ‘Em, video game tournament and golf simulator. Open play games including giant Jenga and corn hole will be going all day long . . .

$30 for an individual or $150 for a team of 5, the games will run in 2-3 hour shifts from 9am – 6pm.

See Full Game Schedule

For more information on how you can participate you can visit our webpage

REGISTER HERE

or contact jaime@ja-utah.org.

Want to be a Play For JA sponsor?  Here’s all the info!

 

 

Wayne Cederholm II Memorial Golf Tournament

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Join us for the WCII Memorial Topgolf Fun-draiser to benefit JA and Utah’s students

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The WCII Memorial golf tournament is back – with a slight twist.

This year’s event is a fun-draiser to bring our friends, family, and business partners together to enjoy one of Utah’s newest attractions and raise resources necessary to continue the mission of the WCII Memorial.

Due to our growing family and happy new challenges we are temporarily moving the event to one of Utah’s best new attractions, Topgolf.

Topgolf is an arcade like golf activity that anyone can enjoy. Players are arranged in “bays” for up to 6 people, although multiple bays can be combined together.

Each bay has it’s own clubs, gaming display, cable tv, heaters, tables, chairs and wait staff. Players enjoy food and drinks as they play a driving range style golf game aimed at hitting specific targets of varying distance. It is easy for anyone to play and wickedly addictive.

Funds raised go to support Junior Achievement and Utah’s Students in the memory of Wayne Cederholm II, long-standing JA Board Member and advocate.

Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Where: TOPGOLF
920 Jordan River Blvd
Midvale, UT 84047
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tournament Style: Topgolf Scramble

Follow this link for more information or to register

Never, never quit!

 

 

EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial Awards

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This spring, Junior Achievement teamed up with Grow Utah, EY, MyTechHigh, and Tech Trep Academy to recognize, support, and reward Utah kids and teens who have started their own successful businesses. Qualifying businesses could be any type of revenue-generating operation as long as the business was up and running by April 15.

On Friday, May 6th, student entrepreneurs from across the state, ages 11 to 17, were featured in a fun and lively “shark tank-like” event that took place at JA City.

The winners are:

EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial Award $2000 • Kya’s Creations-Kyalynn Johnston

Grand prize winner $1500 • TayKayes-Taylor Egan

Runner up award $750 • T Birds Dog Tags. (Also winner of Best Pitch Award)

Runner up award $750 • Game Day Flags-Emma & Edison Hodges

EY Award 2016