There’s a reason why auto dealer Geoff Pohanka’s voice had an added edge July 11 when he spoke of the value of a program like Junior Achievement.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has been awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 as part of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s focus on Economic Mobility for Individuals & Families.
Today, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the winners of the 2017 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. This year's competition was intense, as over 1,100 qualified answered this year's question: "Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?"
"Think long term. The decisions you make today, whether it's studying, spending or working, have a significant impact on your future. There is no substitute for a good work ethic and hustle!"
This is the advice Julie Simmons gives to the next generation. And it's the same advice that was passed down to her from a young age.