Twenty-two local high school students recently completed Junior Achievement's JA Academy. The twelve-week program was sponsored by State Street Corporation and hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, at their local office in Boston's financial district.
Developed by Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE), JA Academy is an after-school program where highly-motivated high school students explore the world of business by forming and managing their own company. JA Academy participants were guided by a mentor team comprised of employees from the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
JA Academy lessons addressed such topics as teamwork, leadership, and goal setting, in addition to showing students how to execute the day-to-day operations of their venture. Over the course of the twelve sessions, students elected their own board of directors, developed and executed a business plan, produced and sold a product, and held board meetings to report on their progress. For more information regarding the JA Academy business plan, please refer to the attached annual report the students produced.