JA VIRTUAL Summer Institute

When: August 4th & 5th, 2020
Where: Microsoft Teams
Time: 9:00 -11:00 AM
Join high school students for 2 days in August to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit, explore career options, learn about personal finance, network with business leaders, and collaborate with peers from different schools.
Apply Here: http://bit.ly/JASI2020
Application Deadline: June 29th, 2020
Program Schedule:
  • 9:00-9:05 Opening Remarks from Rad Nova, President & CEO of JA of Northern New England
  • 9:05-9:20 Executive Speaker
  • 9:20-9:30 Q & A
  • 9:30-9:50 Career Pathways & Mapping
  • 9:50-9:55 Break
  • 9:55-10:30 Hunk O' Junk Mini Part 1: Product Design
  • 10:30-10:55 Hunk O' Junk Mini Part 2: The Pitch
  • 10:55-11:00 Wrap-Up
  • 9:00-9:05 Welcome Back!
  • 9:05-9:20 Executive Speaker
  • 9:20-9:30 Q & A
  • 9:30-9:50 Understanding the Costs of Post-Secondary Education
  • 9:50-9:55 Break
  • 9:55-10:25 Understanding Health Insurance
  • 10:25-10:55 Mentorship Moments
  • 10:55-11:00 Closing Remarks from Rad Nova, President & CEO of JA of Northern New England
Workshop Descriptions:
Career Pathways & Mapping
Students will have the opportunity to look at a
variety of career pathways. In breakout sessions
with volunteers, they will map out their
accomplishments and how it sets them up for
success in the future.
Volunteers will share their own career map and
support students in creating their own.
Hunk O' Junk Mini
Broken up into two parts of designing a product and
practicing a pitch, students will go into breakouts to
develop their own product based around an issue or
category given to them. Students will also learn the
components of a pitch.
Volunteers will guide students through both parts in
breakout sessions.
Understanding the Costs of Post-Secondary
Nearly 70% of high school graduates enroll in
college and many high-growth jobs in
Massachusetts require a college degree.
This session will guide students down the
expensive reality of obtaining a college degree,
including understanding the breakdown of tuition
costs, as well as different payment options that
may be available to them.
Understanding Health Insurance
During a time when health comes first and
foremost, students learn how to get insurance, why
it matters, and the benefits of it in times of crisis.
Volunteers will walk through a presentation and
students are allowed time for Q & A.
Mentorship Moments
In small breakouts, this is an opportunity for students to network with business professionals and talk to
them about where they hope to be in the future and how to get there. Volunteers will get the chance to
speak on their experience and further connect with students.
Any questions, please contact Sue Ung.
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