The JA Company Program® team Sipsy finished their year off strong by competing for the title of JA Company of the Year at the JA National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) on June 17-19 right here in Washington, D.C.
NSLS is Junior Achievement’s opportunity to celebrate the achievements of JA Company Program students from across the United States. The JA companies develop and market a product or service with the goal of realizing a profit for their shareholders. Reaching over 11,000 students during the recent school year, and in its 100th year of impact, the JA Company Program gives teens the skills to start and run their own businesses under the mentorship of a local business volunteer.
This pinnacle event brings together 15 JA student companies to the Nation’s capital for three days of high-impact JA experiences. The Summit features the JA Company of the Year powered by The Hartford, the FedEx Access Award, the EY Social Innovation Award, and the ICE NYSE Foundation Best Financial Performance Award.
At NSLS, JA students have the chance to demonstrate their business acumen, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking in a competitive environment on a national stage—showcasing their companies to local business leaders.
JA of Greater Washington is so proud of the students for their hard work and dedication to the JA Company Program. It was a tremendous accomplishment for Sipsy to be selected among thousands of other JA teams to represent the JA of Greater Washington area office on the national stage. Congratulations on an outstanding year and congratulations to all of this year's finalists and winners!