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ABC 7: Fairfax County students create business then pitch products in national competition

ABC 7: Fairfax County students create business then pitch products in national competition

These students from Fairfax County are all about their business. In just six months they formed their company through a Junior Achievement after-school program that's trained each of them to be an entrepreneur.

Huff Post: The Changing Role of Technology in Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study on the Junior Achievement® Company Program

Huff Post: The Changing Role of Technology in Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study on the Junior Achievement® Company Program

Mission-driven organizations were first popularized as a term in the early 2000s, but have recently gained even more momentum and popularity as consumers begin to demand that the companies and organizations they support act in socially responsible ways.

However, in those few short years, the sector has both expanded and changed dramatically. In education in particular, mission-driven organizations have begun to feel some tension as the students they often reach out to prefer screens to paper, styluses to pencils, swiping to flipping a page. Junior Achievement, the Colorado Spring, Colorado-based nonprofit organization that aims to "inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy," has in fact, however, taken this potential strain in stride.