Junior Achievement: BizTown

This fall, many members of the Humphrey Management Corporate & Regional teams had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer opportunity at JA BizTown at the Junior Achievement offices in Owings Mills, MD. 

The training initiatives that are provided by Junior Achievement has made an impact to almost 47,500 students (and counting).  Students across Central Maryland have an opportunity to train through real life scenarios. These training/ scenarios show the realities of how careers, money, and business ownership work.  At Humphrey, we take pride in paying it forward by being a participating partner since February 2016.   We are excited about our partnership and look forward to engaging a new group of students each year.

Former Regional Manager of Baltimore & Outlying Counties, Lene McCollum, shared her appreciative thoughts with our Director of Education & Training, Regina Haynes, “Our Board of Directors and JA of Central Maryland staff wants to commend you for your commitment and service to Junior Achievement and the students of our region. You truly have been an example of inspiration to the young women. You shared important skills, knowledge and feedback that will enable them to be more successful in school, work, and life!”

Interested in joining Junior Achievement in their mission to help prepare today’s students for a bright future? Check out some of the great program opportunities below, with even more featured on the JA website.

JA BizTown ® Fourth through sixth graders run a 10,000-square-foot simulated city, complete with its own micro-economy. Students become an employee, employer, tax payer, or consumer. Here is a video from Baltimore City Schools that describes the JA BizTown ® experience: https://vimeo.com/117833636

JA Personal Finance Experience Volunteers help 10th graders make financial choices regarding a life scenario that have been assigned to them, professionals will work through the scenario using their insight/professional expertise.

JA Howard County Rising Women is a unique after school mentorship program that meets every Wednesdays for 13-Weeks for engagement opportunities (varies). 

JA Leading Ladies Businesswomen and outstanding female high school students in the Baltimore area connect to celebrate successes, develop talents, build networks, and inspire the next generation of women leaders. Check out the video from 2017’s event!

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