Gorham Savings Bank's Launchpad Junior
Through Gorham Savings Bank's partnership with Junior Achievement, middle schoolers in Maine will have the chance to participate in GSB's entrepreneurial competition "LaunchPad" through the JA "It's My Business!®" program. Dubbed "LaunchPad Junior", students break into groups and brainstorm ideas for a Teen Club. Once the Teen Club idea has been chosen, the entire class will contribute to it, working together to apply concepts learned in each lesson. Each class selects a group of three to four students to represent their idea, and their middle school, at the live LaunchPad event on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at USM's Portland campus.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."