posts tagged with Junior achievement

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.

Smooth Surfing with the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition

ja-surf.jpeg ...I witnessed high school students who have completely developed and run successful businesses, professors and mentors who are genuinely passionate about helping their students learn and young people from all over the United States with unequaled ambition...

Building the Future in emerging Vietnam

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In the misty mornings in the remote mountains in northern Vietnam, a young boy walks past his village through a field to an isolated building built by FedEx. He does not drop off a package. Instead, he drops into a classroom with other students to learn about the world around him.

Junior Achievement Through a FedEx Team Member's Eyes

...By the end of the 5-week session, this same student was so eager to raise his hand to volunteer his thoughts and started socializing more with this classroom peers. The teacher called me several months later thanking me for helping this 1 student “break through” and that he has practically become a class leader! Helping 1 student in any way through out each classroom session, whether it is through teaching about our economic principles or helping the student find pride in him/herself to build confidence, increased my passion for the purpose of JA.

For the last 7 years at FedEx, I wanted to continue my dedication to JA by supporting the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser as company co-ordinator. With so many charitable organizations that FedEx supports, my passion for performing in this voluntary capacity is fueled knowing that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow...

Passionate and creative students from Ecuador win coveted FedEx Access Award in Bogota, Colombia

Matt Dan Shane at Uywa trade stand 178.jpg ...At this year’s Americas competition (Latin America and the Caribbean) student teams competed as judges considered their business plans, presentations, trade fair booths, products and services, teamwork, presentations and other criteria. For the FedEx Access award, we considered their success in creating jobs, driving global commerce, improving the environment, and growing small business.

This year’s winner of the FedEx Access award was a team from Ecuador. They named their company Uywa (pronounced “Oo-ee-wah”) a word taken from the Quechua (Ecuadorian Indian) language that means “animal.” Their product was an amazing collection of stuffed animals representing endangered animals in Ecuador...