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National Entrepreneurship Month

Introducing the JA Launch Lesson Initiative

National Entrepreneurship Month, which occurs every November, is a time to honor and celebrate entrepreneurs all over the country. The JA Launch Lesson initiative, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, scheduled to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students' eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. 
JA knows that now, more than ever, young people need to learn what it takes to be successful in the business world so they can launch businesses and contribute to our global economy.
Entrepreneurship Month accentuates current JA programs by bringing an inspiring entrepreneur into the classroom for one hour during the week to share his or her experience with students. The program is designed to be simple for the entrepreneurs to implement, but impactful for the teens participating.
What makes this initiative different is that it is an intensive experience designed specifically for today's up-and-coming business owner who might not otherwise have time in his or her busy day to engage as a mentor to young people. JA believes it is important to provide young people with an opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs to help them better understand the challenges and benefits of starting a business.

Download the JA Launch Lesson Entrepreneur Guide

Download the JA Launch Lesson Educator Guide

National Entrepreneurship Month in your community

To find out about National Entrepreneurship Month activities taking place in your community, contact your local JA Area office.

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of the students stated that this program taught them things about entrepreneurship that they didn't know.


of the students stated that this entrepreneurship session was engaging.

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