JA Company programme seeks corporate partners/volunteers
Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers to become host sponsors for the relaunch of the Company programme in Grand Cayman this October. Sponsors serve as ‘business advisors’ to the 15-17-year-olds, as they form their own company, operated by a board of directors and creating a product which they market. The sessions take place at the location of the sponsor’s choosing.
“Established in the early 1990s the JA Companies programme gives students real-life entrepreneurial experience of setting up a business by creating a product, marketing and selling it to the local community,” said Wil Pineau, President of JA. “We are grateful to all the volunteers who have signed up, but we still need more so that as many students as possible can benefit from this valuable and life-changing programme,” he said.
Volunteers can also sign up for Economics for Success, the first part of the JA Cayman programme that is set to start in early 2024. That involves delivering a financial literacy programme in the business studies classes at the public and private high schools, once a week.
“JA inspires young people to dream big. Do big. Be big. We need your help to give students the skills they need to excel. You’ll receive turnkey training so that your JA young achievers blossom under your care. Now all we need is you!”
If you would like to volunteer to help the next generation of Cayman’s youth, contact JA Executive Director Swan Sandoval by phoning the Chamber on 743 9124 or emailing [email protected], or you can fill in the application form on the Junior Achievement website: https://www.jacayman.ky/volunteer