Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington announced today that it will be inspiring high school students during November with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own business and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Greater Washington will be working with local entrepreneurs to impact students across the Washington DC Metro area.
The NCAA reported that in 2017, 6.8 percent of high school football players go on to play in college. Only 1.9 percent of those athletes reach the NFL.
To offer advice to those young players still pursuing their dreams, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation invited student-athletes from seven local high schools to its annual 4th and Life High School Football Forum at FedExField in Landover, Md. The event provides students and coaches with valuable tools and life lessons about prioritizing academics, preparing for college and discovering their passion outside of the game.
Despite the vastly changing times in business and technology, Junior Achievement continues to train young people to work in the real world and expose them to an array of opportunities.
“We were founded almost a hundred years ago, teaching kids how to start businesses, how to run businesses,” said Ed Grenier, President of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization introducing young people to opportunities and helping them forward towards a successful adulthood.