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Feeling the Rhythm with Junior Achievement

JA Launch Lesson took center stage in Mr. McHugh’s Entrepreneurial Class this past November of 2017. Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy of MedRhythms, a Maine-based music-therapy company, taught 15 students the journey of starting a company.

Mc. McHugh, the classroom teacher, stated, “It went great- speakers were passionate about their business, students were engaged and asked questions—would highly recommend this to any teacher.”

The students took to the entrepreneurial lessons as the two speakers answered questions they had about business ownership.

“I thought those two were awesome...” commented a student, “They came in and had a really fantastic presentation which made me become very interested in what they were doing. Their progress so far is very inspiring and completely changed my outlook on starting your own business. Not for yourself, but for others.”

JA Launch Lesson is a program that is delivered by local community entrepreneurs where students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. This 50-minute educational lesson provides a highly engaging experience for students, volunteers and the classroom educators. 

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  • "In 4th grade, I learned about being an entrepreneur. I now own my own vending machine company, which helped me earn money to help buy our family dog."

    -Mathews Elementary Student, Plano ISD
  • "I learned that companies are looking for candidates who show they are ready to work hard and have a solid résumé."

    -Kimball High School Student, Dallas ISD
  • "When the business people come in and work with our students, it gives students a real life application and how it relates to their future."

    -Townley Elementary Principal, Irving ISD
  • "Starting with elementary school Junior Achievement I remember it being one of the best parts of the year. I got to have someone new come in and share about their life and how my future could be successful too!"

    -Alum & Volunteer
  • "That experience impacted the trajectory of my career. Today, I owned a 13 year old marketing consulting and coaching firm. Thank you JA for exposing me to my destiny."

    -Alum
  • "We not only make their lives better, but we potentially enrich all of our own lives."

    -Donor

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