Junior Achievement Company Program 2019

Junior Achievement Company Program 2019

Volunteer as a Company Program Mentor

The Junior Achievement (JA) Company Program is an exciting hands-on program that allows students the opportunity to experience the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship by starting and operating an after-school business. Students are the main decision makers as they collaborate with professional volunteer consultants to solve real business challenges and develop leadership skills. From raising money to start their venture, through production and sales to liquidating their company, students participate in the full life cycle of a business.

Each Company Program team needs 20-25 High School students and six – seven volunteers. Meetings take place once a week between October and March at various locations. Both students and volunteers can choose a weekday and location that works for them.

JA started with a vision to help teach young people about business and free enterprise. That was back in 1919, before JA became a global leader in educating youth about financial literary, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Now in over 121 countries, JA brings volunteers together with over 10.2 million of our future leaders. They believe in the boundless potential of young people and share their passion for excellence, respect their talents and creativity, celebrate their honesty and integrity, and create opportunities for hands-on learning.

The JA Southern Alberta Program Basics:

  • 20 Weeks from October – March
  • Meetings run once per week 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Students manage a business from start-up through liquidation
  • Students businesses are mentored by volunteers from the business community

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Share business knowledge
  • Connect with students and understand today’s youth workforce
  • Group facilitation experience
  • Give back to the local community

CPA Alberta is a proud supporter of Junior Achievement (JA) programs in both Northern and Southern Alberta. Since 1955, JA has educated and inspired over 4 million Canadian youth. Each year, over 250,000 Canadian students participate in JA financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs. Participating in these programs transforms students and gives them the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in school, business and life. Studies have shown that today’s most in-demand jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. JA prepares students to succeed in tomorrow’s careers, solve tomorrow’s challenges and launch businesses that create tomorrow’s jobs.

For more information on the Southern Alberta program, contact Kristen Hall | khall@jasouthalberta.org

For more information on the Northern Alberta program, contact Morgan Zinck | mzinck@jasouthalberta.org

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