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"Helping Youth Achieve Success," South Carolina Public Radio
Thursday, July 25, 2019  Click here to listen to the interview with Connie Lanzl.

Greenville Business Magazine, June 2019
"Junior Achievement:  Dedicated to readying the workforce"

"With a nonprofit, you understand that if you've got a good mission, and a good vision, you are never, ever finished," she says. "At some point, we want to be able to say that every child who graduates in South Carolina—because JA is all over the state—has classes in work readiness skills that make them a qualified member of the workforce pipeline and a personal finance course so they're ready to manage their own finances. That would be a great success." Read more

Greenville CEO, Connie Lanzl on Junior Achievement's mission.
Thursday, June 27, 2019  Click here to view video.

"Junior Achievement Connects Students to Career Opportunities," GSA Businesss Report
May 21, 2019  
"The issue in the Upstate is all about workforce development. It's fine for us to give kids that knowledge but how do they practice it? This is an opportunity for businesses to interact directly with kids. To be able to tell them what they look for when hiring and to dispel some misperceptions." Read more

Connie Lanzl of Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina, Being Economically Stable
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 Click here to view video.

Students take on the Business World in Junior Executive Challenge on April 23
Published March 31, 2018
Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina announces an original event created to enhance students' business acumen, soft skills and workforce readiness by connecting more than 300 high school students with over 150 members from Upstate business and education communities.  JA's Junior Executive Challenge will take place on April 23 from 10am-2pm at the Greenville Convention Center.  Lt. Governor Pamela Evette will provide the keynote address.  Read More

GSA Business Report on Junior Executive Challenge
"Junior Executive Challenge is unlike any event in the Upstate."  Read More

Greenville schools aim to pull kids lost in the middle back on career path.

, Published 10:13 a.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated 7:35 p.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018

Junior Achievement has partnered with Greenville County Schools to teach an all-day career development class called "It's My Future" to roughly 5,000 seventh and eighth grade students this year. The program helps kids think about their future now so they can start thinking about how to map an education and training path to get there. Read More


#GoodNews: Preparing our future for workforce readiness


Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina is currently helping students in every middle school in Greenville County think about their futures. With the help of awesome volunteers and teachers, these students have the opportunity to learn about career clusters, create their personal brand, discover and develop soft skills, and map out their careers to look at potential internship and job opportunities (not just ones requiring a degree). Read More

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