Junior Achievement and EY welcome thousands of entrepreneurs to classrooms during National Entrepreneurship Month in November
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado., November 5, 2019 / PRNewswire / – For the third year in a row, Junior Achievement and EY will bring entrepreneurs to high school classrooms across the country in November, National Entrepreneurship Month, to share their experiences with teens and educate them. encourage considering business ownership as a career option. Each year, the initiative, known as JA Launch Lesson, reaches nearly 80,000 high school students across United States.
“Our research shows that the more adolescents are exposed to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial concepts, the greater the chance that they will try to start a business as adults,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement United States. “This is particularly important now given that the growth of job-creating startups remains relatively stable compared to historical trends.”
According to United States Census Bureau, while the set of business applications have rebounded and increased significantly from the depths of the Great Recession, the number of applications for businesses most likely to employ people – those considered “high propensity” or including expected salaries for employees – continues to be at levels seen after the 2008 economic downturn.
JA Launch Lesson is a 50 minute educational experience built around the theme of entrepreneurship that creates an entry point for students, volunteers and educators. It is delivered locally by entrepreneurs in classrooms, extracurricular facilities and other student places around United States during National Entrepreneurship Month. Entrepreneurs receive a Junior Achievement guide that gives them the opportunity to connect with students, provide relevant information about their business and entrepreneurial journey, and share tips and next steps for students who want to start their own. business.
“We are grateful to continue to collaborate with Junior Achievement United States promote entrepreneurship and support the next generation workforce. This is one of the many ways that EY professionals are leveraging skills-based volunteering to achieve our goal of creating a better world of work, ”says Marna ricker, JA United States Board Member and Vice President of Tax Services for the Americas of Ernst & Young LLP.
About Junior Achievement United States® (JA)
Celebrating its centenary in 2019, Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to take ownership of their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. . JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant hands-on experiences that equip K-12 students with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work preparation, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches over 4.8 million students per year in 106 markets across United States, with 5.2 million additional students served by operations in 100 other countries around the world. Junior achievement United States is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
EY is a global leader in insurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The knowledge and quality services we provide help build confidence in financial markets and economies around the world. We build exceptional leaders who team up to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a vital role in building a better world of work for our employees, our customers and our communities.
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SOURCE Junior Achievement United States