Junior Achievement of The Bluegrass Puts Local entrepreneurs in Fayette County Classrooms
Junior Achievement of The Bluegrass, Inc. (JAB) announced today that it will be celebrating JA Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 16 - 22. The initiative, designed to correspond with Global Entrepreneurship Week, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms throughout Fayette County during the week. These local entrepreneurs will share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students' eyes to the opportunities provided by dedication, hard work and entrepreneurship.
“We are so grateful to these local entrepreneurs for offering their time and talent in the classroom. We are excited for our students to have this time to meet them personally and understand what qualities are necessary to become a successful entrepreneur,” says Lynn Hudgins, President of JA of the Bluegrass.
JA believes it is important to provide young people with an opportunity to engage with local entrepreneurs to help them better understand the challenges, benefits and opportunities of starting a business. The JA programs, which have been impacting kids around the world for nearly 100 years, start discussing the role of an entrepreneur at a young age.
JA Entrepreneurship Week highlights current JA programs by bringing an inspiring entrepreneur into the classroom for an hour during the week to share his or her experience with students. The program is designed to be simple for the entrepreneurs to implement, but engaging and interesting for the teens participating. For example, during a JA experience with a traditional program, students can learn how to create a business plan or successfully interview for a job.
To help engage entrepreneurs, JAB will be working with the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network and the University of Kentucky Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship.
For more information about getting involved, visit our website www.jalexington.org .
About Junior Achievement of The Bluegrass, Inc. (JA)
Junior Achievement is the state's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches nearly 18,400 students in the JA Bluegrass region. For more information, visit our website at http://www.jalexington.org, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JABluegrass, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jabluegrass.