Today we learned all about the Junior Achievement Fellows program from several perspectives . . .
We spoke to JA Sr. Manager Jerrod Compton, long time dedicated Volunteer and local businessman Shawn Meade with Redwood Wealth Management — and then we got the inside scoop directly from 3 enthusiastic, entrepreneurial JA Fellows: Cheyenne Cheathem, Adam Warren, & Jose Vega
Cheyenne Cheathem is a Rising Senior at the Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. Adam Warren is a graduating senior from the Weber School and has completed his second year in the JA Fellows program. Jose Vega is a rising sophomore at Campbell HS in Cobb County and will be entering his second year as a JA Fellow this upcoming Fall.
As a JA Fellow, high school students develop the assets that will set them apart when competing for scholarships, in college, & beyond including:
– Leadership Team Building & Collaboration
– Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship
– Business Etiquette Communication & Networking Skills.
The program offers a unique opportunity for self-motivated high school students to gain in-depth, hands-on experience that helps them become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and leaders. Students meet once a week for two hours with a group of their peers to pursue bold, ambitious goals. They gain valuable insight on financial literacy and the free-enterprise system, and are able to interact with prominent business, community & civic leaders that will help them gain access to internship and scholarship opportunities.
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