Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
— Steve Jobs

American ingenuity and innovation. The power of one big idea. Looking toward a future that is brighter than our past. That’s what the JA Company Program is all about. And we believe that it will be a significant contributor to the entrepreneurship revolution that’s taking hold in Greater Washington. The innovative, digital, 21st century JA Company Program proves that this isn’t your Grandpa’s Junior Achievement. The re-imagined experience will spark the entrepreneurial spirit in students by helping them understand how to incubate and foster a successful enterprise. It will establish a pipeline of inspired and prepared individuals who will be the entrepreneurial game changers that will profoundly impact our economy.

Volunteer role models will nurture these future leaders by infusing 21st century skills, promoting contemporary teaching methodology, and providing young people opportunities to learn in ways that are both measurable and memorable— taking learning beyond the classroom. The ultimate objective is to provide an authentic experience for young people that fosters innovation, ingenuity, and a workforce that can ensure a future Washington that is as bright as its history and promise. 


 

2016-2017 JA Company Program details: Application Deadline is October 15, 2016

The 2016-2017 JA Company Program will take place on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. from November through March (specific dates TBD) at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County, located at 4099 Pickett Road in Fairfax on the campus of Frost Middle School (behind Woodson High School). Accepted applicants will be given specific dates upon acceptance into the program. 

This is a highly competitive program. 5-15 students will be accepted into the program. Students with a background in business are preferred, but students that can clearly demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship and exhibit transferable skills will be considered for participation in the program. 

Finalists will participate in a final group interview with Junior Achievement staff and JA Company Program volunteers.