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About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement 

Vision: to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Mission: to ensure that every child has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.

Goals: to expose students to real-life business decisions in an educational and competitive environment:

  1. CapitalizationandSellingStocks

  2. LeadershipandRolesandResponsibilities

  3. ProductSelection

  4. MarketResearchTools

  5. Cost-BenefitAnalysis

  6. Sales Activities

  7. AnnualReport

  8. Liquidation

Requirements: 9-12th graders that will commit once a week to building a business with BMO Harris Bank volunteers that will compete in the Regional competition in April.

Students took first place in Regional’s - April 2014; therefore they qualified to compete for the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in June 2014.

Advisor, Mrs. Poelstra room 302B; (612) 668-1300 Shirley.Poelstra@mpls.k12.mn.us