4th Annual JA Titan Challenge | Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts


What is the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge?

  • A business strategy competition in which high school students spend the day at UMass Dartmouth and compete against one another in teams of three using an online, interactive business simulation.
  • The competition is uniquely designed to unleash student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system.

Who are the Competitors?

  • Over 200 high school students from area schools compete for the title of Titan Champions. 
  • On the day of the event, students attend breakout sessions in which trained JA volunteers discusses key business concepts that they will need to manufacture and market a fictional product called the "Holo-Generator."
  • The teams are then challenged to outperform their competition in profit, sales, and market share. Each student team will be paired with a volunteer Business Mentor (someone from the community with business experience).

What's in it for the Students?

In addition to gaining knowledge about business and how to effectively make managerial decisions in a shifting economy, the top 3 performing teams win scholarships to the college or university they choose to attend. Participants also have the opportunity to tour a world-class college campus and to speak with UMass Dartmouth administrators (Financial Aid, Admissions), students, and instructors.

There is no cost to the students or their high schools to participate. Thank you to our Title Sponsor,  Bristol County Savings Bank, as well as our many other sponsors, for their support! See the list of winners and sponsors below."

Title Sponsor:     Bristol County Savings Bank



Acushnet Company          Residential Mortgage Services      

Scholarship Sponsors:

  Mansfield Bank       South Coast Business Alliance     WebsterBank        

Transportation Sponsor:

Bank Five       

Financial Literacy Sponsor:

BayCoast Bank

Breakfast Sponsor:

Bouchard Baker     

Strategy Lunch Sponsor:

Law Office of Timothy Sherman                    

Major Team Sponsors:


Winslow and Associates         Stonegate Mortgage    Carls Collision Center

Seminar Sponsor:


Team and Student Sponsors:

Advance Career Services                       Meganet

Barnicoat Insurance                              Mike Patacao 

Bob Gauthier                                          Nathan Araujo 

Coastal Financial                                     New Bedford Credit Union 

Crowley and Cummings, LLC.              Nick Pawlowski 

Fall River Municipal Credit Union        Partridge, Snow & Hahn 

Greg O'Donnell                                      Pasta House

Jaclyn Guilbert                                        RDA Insurance 

Jeff Pelletier                                           Rockland Trust 

John G. Sears & Son Landscaping      St. Anne's Credit Union 

Kim Frink                                                Sue Marques

Lafrance Hospitality                             Vernon Miles  

Mechanics Cooperative Bank             Will & Anita Mendonca

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    -Assistant Principal
  • "Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • "I learned that I really can do anything."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I donate to JA because I know that it is an investment in my communities future."

    -Junior Achievement Donor

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