Junior Achievement alumna Rhea Tuli of Chantilly High School took her JA experience to the next level by representing the Greater Washington region at the first ever JA Global Alumni Conference in Vienna, Austria.
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 on June 17-19 in Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington presented its first annual Company of the Year Competition, the culminating pitch competition and exposition for all JA Company Program® students in the region. The event was hosted at Marymount University – Ballston Center in Arlington, VA.
From June 18-22 The JA of Greater Washington student entrepreneurs who created Pick-Me-Up rounded out their year by competiting for the JA Company of the Year at the JA National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS), right here in Washington, D.C.
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.