Gilroy, CA - Help High School Students Launch a Business!


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Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Mon Apr 24, 2017


850 Day RoadGilroy, CA 95020


The JA Company Program Blended Model unlocks the innate ability in students to solve a problem or fill a need in their community through an entrepreneurial spirit.

Volunteers will mentor high school students as they create and lead their student run enterprise.

The JA Company Program materials are digital, allowing JA volunteers access to a digital learning environment where they will help manage their student's business.

Volunteers will:

  • Receive ready-to-use materials provided by JA
  • Teach 7-13 class sessions to a classroom of high school seniors
  • Receive a brief training/orientation
  • 1-5 volunteers maximum needed for the program. Volunteers will coordinate their schedules with JA and the teacher and are not required to attend each of the 13 sessions.
  • With a volunteer, students will be eligible for the JA Company of the Year Competition in April 2017

JA Company Program Basics

  • Includes a series of 13 two-hour meetings or 26 one-hour meetings recommended for high school students.
  • Program delivered online to students through the JA Learning Platform.
  • Introduces students to the key elements involved in organizing and operating a business, while empowering them to solve problems and address local needs through the entrepreneurial spirit.


  • Mentoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Group Facilitation

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible depending on your schedule

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