JA Symposiums

The Symposiums are one-day workshops of mentoring, motivation, and opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors. Participants are students who are nominated by their schools.

A typical Symposium includes presentations and speakers, mentoring sessions, and activities that help students gain personal and career success skills. The students who participate have the opportunity to explore a variety of opportunities available to them after high school through their interactions with business professionals.

Throughout the year, seven Symposiums are held to benefit over 900 students in South Central Pennsylvania. This program is offered at no cost to the attending schools.  Therefore, volunteers and financial supporters from the local community are vital.


JA's Young Men's Futures Symposium

Central YMFS -- December 18, 2017
Lebanon Valley College, Annville PA

Lancaster YMFS -- December 21, 2017
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA


JA's Young Women's Futures Symposium

Lancaster YWFS -- October 5, 2017
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA

Central YWFS -- March 5, 2018
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Northern Tier YWFS -- March 7, 2018
Silver Moon Banquet Complex (Lewisburg)

York - April 11, 2018

Harrisburg - April 13, 2018

Click here to view the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure for the Symposium programs






JA Symposium Student Feedback Survey

Students, take a survey on this year's event for a chance to win a $50 Visa Card.
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The JA Symposium is a full day of learning activities focused on career exploration and self assessment.
The objective is to help young women and young men better visualize  their goals and aspirations.

Local high schools are invited to nominate students to attend this day-long program.


Exploring Educational PathwaysSessions include:

  •  Building a Budget
  •  Confidence Building Activities
  •   Interviewing Skills
  •  Entrepreneurship