University students turned their innovative ideas into successful businesses through mentoring
RESTON, Virginia, December 22, 2015 — Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies, announced today that it has worked with Petrofac, a leading international provider of oilfield services, and INJAZ United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host a Junior Achievement® (JA) Innovation Day Camp in Dubai. The Innovation Day Camp is part of Bechtel’s Building Future Leaders initiative, which seeks to increase the number of students around the world who benefit from JA’s entrepreneurship and work readiness program.
By Ed Heys, Deloitte and Jack Harris, Junior Achievement of Georgia
Atlanta corporations and nonprofits can learn from each other about how to team up effectively, especially in the service of children. We believe there is a great need for public-private collaborations to address the complex challenges of educating the next generation.
Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia collaborates with more than 150 companies and organizations to serve the students in our community. Among those collaborations is the relationship between Deloitte and JA.
It started one day with a quiet knock on a classroom door where I was volunteering. A student at Joseph George middle-school in East San Jose asked if she could continue building her solar car at lunch time. Soon, she was joined by a one friend, then another. Pretty soon, they would come three or four at a time during snack, lunch, and after school to perfect their vehicles and get them ready for the street.
In June, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain (JA Rocky Mountain) announced that DIRECTV employees raised nearly $90,000 in 2015 to support JA programs that served more than 125,000 students in the Denver area with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial programs during the 2014-15 school year. This was made possible in large part to more than 225 DIRECTV employees that participated in the 2015 JA Bowl-A-Thon. DIRECTV was JA-Rocky Mountain’s number one fundraising company for the event.
Fifty-six employee volunteers mentored more than 540 students
Participation in Junior Achievement (JA) programs produces more financially literate graduates who save more, borrow less and go bankrupt less often than the average Canadian, according to a comprehensive study completed by the Boston Consulting Group in 2010.
The study also shows that JA graduates are three times less likely to spend more than they earned, 25 per cent less likely to be unemployed, 50 per cent more likely to open their own business and three times more likely to hold a middle to senior management job.
Shortly after a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, a friend of Sandra Gilbert-Matias persuaded her to travel to the country with her to assist with relief efforts. Sandra, senior manager, quality labs for Baxter’s Covington, Ga., facility, didn’t know what to expect, and was blown away by the scene she found when she arrived.
Gold Star Law employees mentor students, teaching financial responsibility and money-management skills during the JA Finance Park Program
January 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (JA) - part of the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs – received funding from Gold Star Law to support its Finance Park program.
Young students from a suburban Chicago elementary school drew pictures of their morning with a special classroom visitor. On each page they commented on the stories that she had told them, the games they had played together and the things she had taught them, and bundled everything up into a handmade book.