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Junior Achievement Announces Grant from SAP Canada to Support Entrepreneurism in BC's Youth

 
June 09, 2014 British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is announcing today a grant it received from SAP Canada for the amount of $15,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC. $10,000 of this contribution is funding JABC’s classroom programs, and $5,000 has funded an educational event called the JABC Innovation Jam.
 
The Innovation Jam is a full-day learning workshop for students in grades 11 and 12. At the event, students have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from the business world and participate in a business challenge as part of a team. The aim of the event is to inspire future business leaders and give them the foundation they need to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures.
 
JABC programs are delivered by volunteer mentors from the business community and focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. With support from organizations such as SAP Canada, JABC aims to increase its reach from 30,000 to 60,000 students by 2018.
 
The Grand Prize winning team from this year’s Innovation Jam poses with Hon. Naomi Yamamoto
 
About Junior Achievement of British Columbia
Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on Junior Achievement to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. This year 30,000 students in B.C. will benefit from JA programs delivered by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JA programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jabc.org for more information on Junior Achievement of British Columbia.
 
For more information, please contact:
Rosine Hage-Moussa
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
T: (604) 688-3887 ext: 231   
E: rosine.hage-moussa@jabc.org

 

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