JA StartUp

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This program has grown each year and is supported by school leaders throughout the region.  Dr. James Lane, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, attended last year's competition and had this to say, "The Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge, a component of the JA Student Venture program, provides students with an opportunity to propose cutting-edge business ideas that address today's challenges in Virginia's economy. This project-based learning opportunity allows our students and others to identify a real-world problem and apply the curriculum and skills they have learned in school to help propose a solution. This authentic learning experience prepares them for success in the business world, and it may just produce a product that can make the world a better place."

Last  year's winning team with VCU's Ed Grier, JA of Central Virginia's Daphne Swanson and Former Governor McAuliffe.

For more information, please contact Andrew Kirk.



Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
Classroom-Based High School
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