Please contact Chelsea Soneira if you would like to attend and observe any of the following upcoming notable program events.
Our JA Company Program student entrepreneurs officially launched their product, Pick-Me-Up: a delivery box service to bring hope to teens suffering from anxiety and depression. Representatives from their company pitched their product to our Associate Leadership Council at a meeting earlier this month, and will pitch their product once again at the Board of Directors meeting on May 24.
Over 20 volunteers from JA’s Montgomery County Advisory Council, along with their staff, volunteered at JA Finance Park® Prince George’s in support of students from White Oak Middle School in Montgomery County, one of three days of that school’s JA Finance Park pilot.
Students participating in the JA Company Program will apply to be selected for JA’s National Student Leadership Summit. This event, which runs in DC from June 18-22 showcases our student entrepreneurs and serves as a competition for the top JA Company Programs from around the nation. JA will circulate to the Board more information on our students’ progress and opportunities to observe this competition, which is a key component of our entrepreneurship strategy.
May & June
JA will serve over 24,000 students in May and June, over 19,000 of which will be through grassroots elementary programs in DC and Northern Virginia. Your partnership is greatly needed. Please let us know if you would be interested in volunteering! We are particularly in need of support from JA in a Day/corporate groups in DC and groups at JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County.
JA Finance Park Prince George’s will serve nearly 1,000 PGCPS 10th and 11th grade students as we pilot an extension of our PGCPS school system alignment. These students learned personal finance through a new math course, Financial Algebra, and will attend the simulation as a culminating activity for that course. In subsequent years, this will serve as a second JA Finance Park touchpoint for Financial Algebra students who underwent the simulation as 8th graders.
More than 1,400 students from nine schools in DC will pilot the JA Finance Park program by visiting our facilities in Landover and Fairfax.
JA Finance Park Fairfax will for the first time serve students from FCPS Career Transition Services – a program designed to provide career and life skills support to special needs students aged 18-21.
Members of JA’s Board of Directors will volunteer at JA Finance Park Fairfax.
may 18 & 19, 30 & 31
JA Finance Park Fairfax will host two Montgomery County schools for year three of the MCPS JA Finance Park pilot. Combined with the April pilot dates in Prince George’s County, over 750 students will participate over seven days.
The JA Essay Competition is in final judging stages and winners of the $10,000 and $20,000 awards and the $6,000 school awards will be announced in late May.
For the second year, JA Finance Park Prince George’s will host a simulation for the Washington Redskins Rookie class as part of their player development process. Last year’s experience was the top-rated rookie activity of the season! This year, 8th grade JA alumni from Thomas Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy will serve as volunteers and guide players through the simulation. Once more, the Redskins will feature a JA student reflection on the value of JA Finance Park on the team blog.