JA Inspire | Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

JA Inspire

JA Inspire is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. At the center of our work is a powerful event that will be massive, measured in both square feet and impact.

  • Hands-on Career Exploration

  • Almost 3,000 8th Grade Students from 6 counties across the Eastern Shore (Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset, Dorchester, Caroline, and Talbot)

  • Eastern Shore Colleges/Universities, Trade Schools, and Apprenticeship Programs

  • Eastern Shore Companies representing local high-wage/high-demand careers who will share career advice and engage students with interactive exhibits

Why JA Inspire? Not all students receive career mentorship at home. JA Inspire offers students the opportunity to learn about careers from caring mentors in time to plan their high school coursework. For businesses, this is a chance to build your future workforce through experiential and hands-on learning. 

Opening Reception

February 26, 2020
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, MD
*open to the community, educators, donors, & volunteers*
Come any time between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM for an open house to see what students will be experiencing! Kick off presentation will be held at 5:00 PM

Student Experience

February 27, 2020
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, MD
*not open to the public*








Please contact Lisa Thornton at lisa.thornton@ja.org for more information!

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Where To Stay:

The Aloft Hotel is offering a special group rate for JA Inspire attendees. Click here to reserve a room in our block for a reduced rate of $69! 

JA Inspire attendees, please enjoy an oceanfront room with a Full American Breakfast with us, Dunes Manor Hotel! Click here to reserve now

Book the Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront, just next door and featuring a free, full breakfast. Click here to book now!

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