This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 by three American business leaders. Today, it reaches more than 12 million students in more than 100 countries. Here to tell us about the Utah connection is Amy Bosworth, Chief Development Officer at Junior Achievement of Utah.
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Our newest program for middle and high school students is called JA Inspire. This program brings together the business community and local schools to help students thrive academically and succeed in future careers.
The new JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair allows students to attend online webinars and presentations, explore virtual company exhibits, and interact with career speaker series. It’s a powerful way for students to learn about career opportunities and their local economy. Simply put, our programs help students connect the dots between what they need to learn and the jobs they will have someday.
Junior Achievement of Utah can help businesses, large and small, recruit the workforce needed for a thriving economy. If you would like to get your business or local middle and high schools involved, check us out online.
Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to build and strengthen its programs. The results are impressive – higher graduation rates, greater incomes, and more job satisfaction. You can learn more at JA-Utah.org. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.