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Launchlesson1Recommended for High School.

JA Launch Lesson puts entrepreneurs into classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship.

Research conducted by JA shows that while young people look up to entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift, today’s teens may be more risk averse than previous generations and are seeking out mentors and role models to help them gain a better understanding of how to plan for the future. JA believes it is important to provide young people with an opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs to help them better understand the benefits and challenges of starting a business.

JA Launch Lessons are:

  • 1 hour-long presentations in the classroom
  • Easy to implement but highly impactful
  • Designed for today’s business owner
  • A great mentoring opportunity for entrepreneurs with limited availability

If you are interested in presenting a Launch Lesson or you are a teacher who would like a lesson in your classroom, please contact Dana M. Ross at (203) 854-1700 or via e-mail at dana@jaswct.com. Lesson guides can be accessed via the links below and you can learn more about this national initiative at ja.org/entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur Guide │ Educator Guide │ Tips for Working with Students