Student Opportunity – JA Academy

From our friends at Junior Achievement of Northern New England:

Junior Achievement of Northern New England is proud to announce that we will have THREE JA Academy programs taking place this winter, from January-April 2018, in Boston and Lawrence, MA!

What makes this year unique? Not only are we offering three JA Academy programs this year, but students will have the opportunity to compete in our 3rd Annual JA Student Leadership Summit, apply to compete at our JA National Student Leadership Summit in Washington DC in June 2018, gain access to scholarships, and network with a variety of peers and adult professionals.

What is the JA Academy program? An after-school program where students from multiple schools come together and actually start their own company. Students become colleagues mentored by business professionals and entrepreneurs. They identify a need in their community to address, develop a product/service, raise capital through selling stocks, source materials, create their product/service, market, sell, and then liquidate – all in 13 meetings. It’s a life changing and incredible experience.

Eligibility: The JA Academy program is open to all high school students who are in grades 9-12 during the 17-18 academic year. Any high school student may apply as long as they can commute to the program in Boston or Lawrence each week to arrive on time and depart on time.

Application Deadlines: Applications are competitive. Students who wish to apply must submit their application by Friday, January 5th.


Cost: Free! Students must provide their own transportation and attend all 13 meetings from January-April 2018.

Before submitting your application, please consider the following:

  1. Your schedule and availability. This program will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Boston (locations TBD) and at Northern Essex Community College in Downtown Lawrence.
  2. Your transportation/commute and ability to arrive by 3:30 pm and ability to stay at the program through 6:00 pm.
  3. On your application be sure to rate accurately your top program choices. Space is limited.

For more information please visit the online application:

JA Academy 2017 Winter Sessions
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