How can you get involved with the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge and influence a future entrepreneur?


With any Junior Achievement (JA) program, the lessons are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and Mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards. Lessons are delivered by volunteers from around the community.  For the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge, volunteers and students will work together using the JA It’s My Business program.

JA It’s My Business introduces students to the essential elements of a practical business plan and then challenges them to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. Students will learn about advertising, competitive advantages, financing, marketing, and product development.


Classroom Mentor: Introduce students to the world of business by going into the classroom. JA provides you with the materials and training; you provide the inspiration and your expertise. Guide them through cultivating an idea, creating a business plan and submitting to The Challenge.
This is a 3 class commitment in the fall.

Challenge Mentor: Once the semi-finalists are selected, they will participate in the JA Idea Accelerator workshop series. You will work with a team to refine their business plan and develop their pitch. Your guidance through the process is crucial to their success.
This is an 8 week commitment in the spring.

For more information regarding JA It’s My Business, click here.

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