Entrepreneurship month 2018 | Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina

NOvember will be Entrepreneurship Month for the 2019-2020 School Year. High School teachers please contact Susan Spencer (susan.spencer@ja.org) to request an entrepreneur in your classroom. 


Junior Achievement of Upstate SC will offer JA Entrepreneurship classes during November 2019. This initiative puts entrepreneurs into high school classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students' eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. 

Dynamic entrepreneurs from our local community will spend one hour in a high school classroom to share his or her experience with students. The program is designed to be simple for the entrepreneurs to implement, but impactful for the teens participating. Research conducted by JA shows that today's teens may be more risk averse than previous generations and are in seeking out mentors and role models to help them gain a better understanding of how to plan for the future. This week will provide young people with an opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs and come away with a better understanding of the challenges and benefits of starting a business.


Local Entrepreneurs:

If you are an entrepreneur, can spare one hour in November to talk to high school students, and want to share your story in the classroom, please email Susan Spencer.  We will provide options of time, location, and school, plus additional resources designed to make this experience a win-win. 
Guide to Entrepreneurs:  Launch Lesson Outline and Suggested Guidelines 

Volunteer Survey-Entrepreneurship

High School Teachers:

If you are a high school administrator or teacher of a business-oriented class and you would like an entrepreneur to come to your classroom for one hour, please email Susan Spencer.  We will coordinate your schedule with that of a volunteer and provide additional resources for you to properly prepare your students to maximize the impact of this program.
Guide to Educators:  Preparation and Launch Lesson Outline

Teacher Survey-JA Launch Lesson

Student Survey-Entrepreneurship

Click on the image below to watch the launch video from 2018!

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