Course Description

LAYING THE FOUNDATION

The JA Catalyst program is suggested in order to participate in the challenge. The program materials are available now at no charge. There is a condensed version of five informative, hands-on activities (45 minutes each) that can be taught by a teacher, after-school moderator, any volunteer from your community, or a Junior Achievement-appointed volunteer.

Feeling Inspired? Have a Crazy Idea? Take the information that you learned through the study of the JA Catalyst program and submit your Crazy Idea by November 22.

PRIZES

The LOCAL WINNER will receive a $5,000.00 continuing education award and move on to the State Competition at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Upon graduation, these funds will go directly to the institute of higher education of their choice to assist with tuition, books, meals or room and board. For teams of four or less, the funds will be divided equally. The winner’s school will also receive a $5,000.00 award to be used for student activities.

The TWO RUNNERS-UP at the local level will each receive a $2,500.00 continuing education award. These funds will go directly to the institute of higher education of their choice to assist with tuition, books, meals or room and board. For teams of four or less, the funds will be divided equally.

The STATE WINNER will receive a $10,000.00 continuing education award. Upon graduation, these funds will go directly to the institute of higher education of their choice to assist with tuition, books, meals or room and board. For teams of four or less, the funds will be divided equally. The winner’s school will also receive a $5,000.00 award to be used for student activities.

The THREE RUNNERS-UP at the state level will each receive a $2,500.00 continuing education award. These funds will go directly to the institute of higher education of their choice to assist with tuition, books, meals or room and board. For teams of four or less, the funds will be divided equally. The runners-up’s schools will also each receive a $2,500.00 award to be used for student activities.

CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE TRUST YOUR CRAZY IDEAS CHALLENGE.