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JA New York Business Plan Competition: From Classroom to Conference Room

Eleven years ago, Junior Achievement of New York developed a capstone program that would ultimately become a premier starting point for young entrepreneurs, igniting the spark in hundreds of high school students each year to pursue a career in business. The JA New York Business Plan Competition (BPC) was not only meant to be a lesson in the basics of entrepreneurship, but it was designed as...
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What's Your Favorite Part of JA New York?

Danielle Hall is a member of Civic Corps, a division of NYC Service, working with Junior Achievement of New York for the 2017-18 year on the Programs team, helping to bring JA programming to the 85,000 students we serve across all regions. We asked Danielle to share her favorite part about working with JA New York so far. Here's what she told us: Since I started working at Junior...
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A Win-Win for All: How Volunteering Sets Off a Chain Reaction

It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial act of kindness.   Many non-profit organizations achieve their missions with the help of dedicated volunteers, and the recipients of their services often leave with a new personal connection, a newly learned skill, or more confidence from a positive interaction –  just a few of the countless possible outcomes. For years, the...
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JA New York Student Alumni Feature - Sisi Peng

Each Junior Achievement program is specially designed to empower students to build their future and recognize their potential. Sisi Peng Through hands-on experiences and mentorship from top business executives, many students are inspired to pursue various careers in entrepreneurship, finance, and other industries that spark their intellectual curiosity. One program in...
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JA New York Student Alumni Feature - Jackson Finio

Jackson speaking on the Alumni Panel to BPC finalists, June 2017 Each year, hundreds of students submit their business plans to Junior Achievement of New York, hoping theirs will stick out, catch a judge’s eye, and ultimately take home the first place prize. Conceived in 2008, the JA New York Business Plan Competition (BPC) is designed to give high school students the...
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  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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