JA USA National Student Leadership Summit
The Summit is Junior Achievement’s opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of students from across the United States. This pinnacle event brings together 15 JA student companies to our Nation’s capital for three days of high impact JA experiences. The Summit features the JA Company of the Year powered by The Hartford, the FedEx Access Award, the Microsoft Social Innovation Award, and the ICE NYSE Foundation Best Financial Performance Award.
JA Company of the Year Competition Overview
The JA Company of the Year Competition is a signature showcase for Junior Achievement and high school students who participate in the JA Company Program. Teens to demonstrate their business acumen and spirit of entrepreneurship in a competitive environment that engages business, education, policy leaders, and the media.
At the event, students from across the United States present the results of their enterprise and learning experience to a panel of independent judges who measure company performance against the competition criteria. The winning team must do more than create a financially successful JA Company or invent an exciting product or service. Team members also must demonstrate an understanding of their company’s performance and balance the business achievements of the team with each member’s personal development. Judges will look for evidence of innovation in all aspects of the company’s operations.
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