We need your help to make the CONNECT Business Challenge a success

Junior Achievement, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs is currently recruiting MCPS students, teachers and schools to participate in the CONNECT Business Challenge.


Students participating in the CONNECT Business Challenge will engage in an after-school program designed around the JA It’s My Business!® Blended curriculum. The program will culminate in students competing against other MCPS students by pitching their ideas at the CONNECT Business Challenge.

Schools and Teachers

Schools interested in participating in the CONNECT Business Challenge must commit to the following:

  • Identify a location in your school for students to meet one afternoon per week throughout the 3rd quarter. Must have projection capability.

  • Identify at least one teacher that will serve as the JA It’s My Business facilitator each week.

  • Recruit students to participate in the program—students should expect to attend the program each week.

  • Recruit parents to serve as support volunteers as available.

  • Coordinate transportation to CONNECT Business Challenge in May at JA Finance Park® Montgomery County.

JA provides curriculum free of cost and training for the teacher/volunteers to implement the program.