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JA Pitch Event Winners from Broadmoor High School with JA Volunteer Layne McDaniel

JA Pitch Event Winners from Broadmoor High School with JA Volunteer Layne McDaniel

JA “Be Entrepreneurial

“Student Pitch Event”  

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

9:30am -12noon

Cost to Attend: FREE, donations for JA programs accepted.

Program Overview

 This is an innovative youth entrepreneurial program teaching high school students entrepreneurial skills sets. In the program, students will “learn by doing” and will practice entrepreneurial thinking, planning and decision-making, create and prepare business plans and deliver pitch presentations through various methods, to a highly qualified panel of “shark investors”.  Student Teams will pitch their entrepreneurial business idea to panel of “investors” who can invest up to $20,000.00 “pretend investment” (no actual money invested) in the idea.  Team pitches, chosen in a random order, will consist of a Powerpoint presentation,  a :30 second commercial video and a 5 min Live team Pitch.

We acknowledge these project partners:

Baton Rouge Area Chamber

BREW (Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Week) Committee

Orhan McMillan – CEO DezignsINTERACTIVE

Sam Herpin- Haley, Remson, Herpin Architects

Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND: JA Student Pitch 2014 Registration Form




JA Job Mentorship Program sponsored by AT&T Foundation006

020This classroom and site-based program prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers and encourages them to develop personal strategies to pursue lifelong learning and career opportunities.



November 2013 :Connecting To Success” sponsored by exxonmobil_red

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Connecting to Success will engage high school students with the experience, look and feel of a professional business conference. Connecting to Success teaches students skills they will need to be better prepared to join the workforce after high school, to pursue advanced training in technical skills areas, or to attend college. Connecting to Success will reach 60 tenth and eleventh grade students in a day-long event.

WHAT DO THEY LEARN? Connecting to Success uses Junior Achievement’s Career Skills program for young adults. Students use role playing, case studies, group discussion and individual assessment to build workplace professionalism, and the ability to influence others as responsible, professional adults. Students undergo individual interpersonal skills and career development assessment. ExxonMobil volunteers help students explore the endless possibilities and opportunities within STEM sectors.

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     Concepts  Attitude • Building rapport • Business • Careers • Choices • Citizenship • Communication • Ethics • Innovation • Interpersonal skills • Interviews • Job application • Leadership • Opportunity costs • Resumes • Skills portfolio • Teamwork