JA of Maine Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month by Bringing Mentors into Classrooms
What is National Entrepreneurship Month?
National Entrepreneurship Month is officially celebrated each November in the United States and is comprised of Global Entrepreneurship Week, National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and other entrepreneurial activities across the country. The purpose is to not only celebrate entrepreneurs and their contributions to our society, but to inspire the next generation of innovators, risk takers, and business leaders. This November, Junior Achievement is partnering with numerous organizations and businesses, including the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Babson College to engage entrepreneurs and small business owners to inspire high school students across the country with the “JA Launch Lesson.”
The JA Launch Lesson is a 50-minute educational experience built around the theme of entrepreneurship that creates a point-of-entry for students, volunteers, and educators. It is delivered locally by entrepreneurs in classrooms, after-school facilities, and other student venues around the United States during National Entrepreneurship Month. Entrepreneurs are given a one-page guide that gives them the opportunity to connect with students, provide relevant information about their company and entrepreneurial journey, and share advice and next steps for students who are interested in starting their own business.
Classrooms across Maine will be connecting with local entrepreneurs looking to expand awareness for their businesses, and share tips & tricks with students interested in a similar career path. For more information, to sign up to be a mentor, or to have the program in your class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.