Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge

The Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is a partnership between the Brees Dream Foundation and Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.  It is an entrepreneurial competition for high school students who have completed the JA Be Entrepreneurial program.  Students are tasked with coming up with a crazy idea for a business and the Challenge gives them the skills to take it to the next level- for a chance at $10,000!

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
Classroom-Based High School
Program Concepts Program Skills
Advertisement, Business plan, Competitive advantages, Customer, Demographic, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial spirit, Ethical dilemma, Ethics, Financing, Market, Market needs, Marketing, Product, Product development, Profit, Public Speaking, Social entrepreneur, Social responsibility, Stakeholder, Voting Active-listening, Analyzing information, Brainstorming, Business planning, Creative thinking, Decision making, Evaluating alternatives, Expressing multiple viewpoints, Graphic presentation, Oral and written communication, Presenting information, Weighing consequences, Working in groups

Program Sessions

JA Launch Lesson

JA It's My Business: Sessions 2, 3 and 6

Business Model Canvas Day 1: Introduction

Business Model Canvas Day 2: Create Business Model Canvas Submission

Program Videos