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Community Partners

Expanding the JA NextGEN Entrerpeneurs' Challenge from a one-day end-of-the-year competition to a year-long youth entrepreneurship initiative has been a six-month project in partnership with The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Coastal Pet Products, Inc., Timken, Timken Young Professional Network, Coastal Pet Products, Inc., Walsh University, Startup Stark,  CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio Board of Directors, and the Junior Achievement Northeast Ohio Alumni Association.  





Tuesday October 9, 2018

9:00AM - 1:35PM

Walsh University Global Learning Center











Functional Training for Students, Educators and Volunteers participating in the JA Company program.


Event Schedule At A Glance

  • Functional Training for Students, Educators and Volunteers on their roles as they participate in the JA Company program.
  • Peer-to-Peer Training for interested educators and volunteers to expand youth entrepreneurship opportunities in high school.  4.5 contact hour workshop


Arrival & Registration

9:00 – 10:00   

Welcome - Opening Remarks - Awards & Recognition

"Be A Success" CJ McCollum of the Portland Trailblazers Encouragement Video

10:00 - 10:25    

Ice Breaker/Team Builder Activity - Led by 

10:25 -10:30                 

Group Photo on staircase

10:30 - 12:00

Educator and Volunteer Peer-to-Peer Workshop - Led by Alyssa West

Student Business Teams Functional Training & Career Pathways Workshops

-  Executive Leadership |  Finance Management | Supply Chain Management | Marketing/Brand Management | Sales | Production & Design - Led by Timken Young Professional Network and Timken Executives

- Technology - Led by Stark Up Stark


Networking Lunch


JA Company Expansion Announcements for 2018-19  


Walsh Business Club Leadership Presentation


"The Garage" & Campus Tour of DeVille School of Business at Walsh University


Dismiss from Tour to Buses