|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 9-12|
Students are introduced to the JA Company Program experience, explore ways to raise capital for their business venture, and analyze their personal strengths to help inform their individual roles in their company project.
Students use creative problem solving to brainstorm ideas for a business service/product, with the goal of identifying their top choices to research.
Students apply their personal entrepreneurial skills while exploring good decision making and vetting the viability of a venture, using a SWOT analysis tool to narrow their decision on their company’s final product idea.
Students initiate the company’s structure by establishing roles, commence planning within business teams, and finalize capitalization decisions.
Students explore corporate leadership roles and responsibilities, evaluate personal leadership skills, and elect leaders for the business venture. Then, they organize their business teams, start deep dives into business team roles, and complete work on the Business Snapshot and Company Charter.
Over the course of several meetings, students launch their business, work in their business teams to run the business, and share weekly progress with Leadership. They have access to self-guided content to support their specific roles.
Students finalize their company’s operations, initiate the steps necessary to liquidate their company’s assets, and complete the steps to close out their company.
Students recognize the necessity of networking as an entrepreneur and work on a personal action plan to develop their personal network and to refine their entrepreneurial skills.
During this optional meeting, students create an annual report as a summary of their student company experience.