Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship Education
Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship
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For Immediate Release:

November 29th, 2016


Rachel Morrison, Program Manager

Junior Achievement of Sacramento


Junior Achievement of Sacramento

 Puts Entrepreneurs in the Classroom during National Entrepreneurship Month

Groups of entrepreneurs inspired local classrooms around the Sacramento region to inspire high school students with the JA Launch Lesson


Junior Achievement (JA) of Sacramento inspired over 300 local high school students with the JA Launch Lesson throughout the month of November. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America to share what inspired them to start their own business and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Sacramento worked with local entrepreneurs to empower students in the Sacramento, Yuba City and Grass Valley areas.


“JA is known for bringing entrepreneurship education into the classroom,” said JA Sacramento President Susan Nelson. “What makes this initiative different is that it is an intensive experience designed specifically for today’s up-and-coming business owner who might not otherwise have time in his or her busy day to engage as a mentor to young people.”


Entrepreneurs that engaged with students with JA Launch Lessons across the region included Kevin Lopes owner of Intech Machinery in Yuba City who spoke at Yuba City High School, Lance Loveday owner of Closed Loop and President of EO Sacramento who spoke at Nevada Union High School, Gil Dominguez owner of Touchdown Productions in Grass Valley who spoke at Bear River High School, Machen MacDonald owner of ProBrilliance Leadership Institute and Chair of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce who spoke at Nevada Union Tech High School, Tyler Campbell, owner of Tytanium Ideas in Sacramento who spoke at Hiram Johnson High School, and Jim Kiniris of Northwestern Mutual and JA Sacramento Board Member who spoke at California Montessori Project - Sacramento.


Students at each high school engaged with entrepreneurs, shared their own business startup ideas and asked many thoughtful questions about taking risks, the responsibilities of being an employer, the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur and about the entrepreneurs’ background and journey to business ownership.

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