3 Things I Learned About Emerging Business Leaders Through Junior Achievement Worldwide

14276268304_41f636658e_b.jpg What occasion is big enough to bring together Prince Daniel of Sweden; Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA; and FedEx? The answer: the Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Worldwide Swedish National Finals, a competition among high school entrepreneurs with big startup dreams. The event took place in May at the Stockholmsmässan center in Stockholm.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Helping make college dreams come true

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Did you know that Hispanics now make up 25% of public high school students in the U.S.? Or that despite the fact that only 14.5% of Hispanics aged 25 or older currently hold a bachelor’s degree, the share of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college reached an all-time high in 2012? In fact, that same year, high school drop-outs among this group reached an all-time low.

How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay: Tips from the FedEx Design Team

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The Global Citizenship team has supported the Memphis Challenge program for several years through charitable giving. Team members used their knowledge and skills as writers to assist Memphis-area high school seniors who are a part of this program. Informally known as the “FedEx Design Team,” those team members have conducted an annual workshop since 2007 on “How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay.”

INROADS Scholarship recipients speak

...The INROADS organization cares tremendously about the success of every intern. An awards ceremony recognized the many achievements of INROADS interns, including a scholarship presentation from the summit’s premier sponsor, FedEx.

I was fortunate to be named one of two recipients of the FedEx-INROADS Leadership Scholarship. I am grateful beyond measure for thefinancial support that will reducecollege expenses. All in all, the learning summit was an outlet for interns to be able to relate aspirations and celebrate progress...

A Winning Perspective - Junior Achievement US & Canada Company of the Year

JA COY Spectra-FedEx.jpg We joined Junior Achievement’s Company Program as high school students simply interested in learning about business. However, what we acquired was so much more than just that. Company program has provided life changing experiences, valuable opportunities, and definitely taught us much more about life and business than we anticipated.

Through company program, 19 high school students from Calgary, Alberta, Canada formed Spectra, a Junior Achievement Company. Not only did we get a hands-on approach to learning about business and entrepreneurship, we also got the opportunity to be featured on multiple local TV stations, dine with celebrity entrepreneur Brett Wilson, and participate in the North American Company of the Year Competition in Washington D.C. Though there were many successes, we also learned to overcome roadblocks together, and rise up from our mistakes to become bigger and better.