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Our Junior Achievement team 2011-2012

Quality Control

Quality Control

We are so proud of the achievers in our Junior Achievement group this year! All of the participants worked so well together, and attacked problems with a maturity sometimes not seen in the professional world.

For those of you who are not familiar with Junior Achievement, it is a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching business and economic skills to youths. Typically participants are in High-School, but they also have some in-school programs for a younger audience.

By far the most popular program is the “Company Program”. During this after-school adventure, achievers are taught the basics of business including raising capital, market research, choosing a product, buying raw materials and manufacturing a product, and finally liquidation.

Selling at Kingsland Farmers Market

Selling at Kingsland Farmers Market

Of course throughout the program there are challenges that come up and the achievers need to work together to overcome issues and develop solutions. Not only is it a fantastic program to learn about business, but it also teaches some early work/life skills such as how to work together on a project, and how to overcome what may seem to be huge obstacles.

The Production Line

The Production Line

This year Rocell and I had the pleasure of working with some of the best achievers we’ve ever seen! They are even in the running for the company of the year! There is some tough competition this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how they do. Either way, we are so proud of them!

To learn about their product, have a look at this small snippet Shaw TV did on our JA group.

Congrats Non-scents! It was such a pleasure to work with you all!!