Innovative products created by young Junior Achievement entrepreneurs

January 09, 2019 South Western Ontario

January 9, 2019

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Innovative products created by young Junior Achievement entrepreneurs

What do car windshield covers, a cunning card game, ‘charger’ bracelets, chalk boards celebrating the London skyline and ‘elephant’ bracelets, have in common?

All were created by Junior Achievement (JA) of London and District achievers as part of JA’s unique Company Program, a program that encourages entrepreneurship and teaches financial literacy.

The JA Company Program, led by volunteers from the business community throughout southwestern Ontario, brings teams of high school students together to create, build and manage a small business for 18 weeks. The companies got underway last fall and are now hard at work marketing and selling their original and innovative products before winding down their companies at the first of April.


London, at JA Headquarters, 15 Wharncliffe Road North, Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9:  Vi-Tech (canvas windshield covers for easy snow and ice removal, retailing at $20) and KardKings (challenging card game that promotes maximum participation by players, $10);  Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:  Chalk’d Up (interior  designed chalk boards featuring downtown London’s skyline, $15).

St. Thomas, at STEAM Centre, 168 Curtis Street, Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9: ecological (personal waste-free kits, $15), and, Strength in Strings (bracelets featuring a distinctive elephant charm, $10).

Stratford, Tuesdays, RBC Royal Bank, 33 Downie Street, 4:30 p.m.-7: Charged (mobile device phone charger bracelets, $10).

Strathroy: Mondays, 6: 30 p.m.- 9, SDCI: Arbor’s Art (decorative wood burned artwork, $20)


For additional information or to set up interviews/photos, please contact:

Susan McConnell, Communications Director and Regional Development 519 439.4201 x236

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