Junior Achievement celebrates education milestone

 

SALISBURY, Md. – Junior Achievement celebrated a major milestone, on Thursday, announcing they served almost 9,500 students this past year.

Officials say that number is almost 1,500 more students than last year. The non-profit’s goal is to bridge the gap between the education and business communities. They do this by meeting with business officials to learn what they need in future employees. Then they create a curriculum for students, hoping to prepare them for a workforce that doesn’t yet exist.

“It’s really hard for schools when they are doing what they are doing to be out in the business community. And it’s really hard for the business community when they are doing what they are doing to be in the schools. So we like to think of ourselves as a connector,” says Jayme Hayes, the President of Junior Achievement (JA).

Junior Achievement says they expect to serve even more students this coming year. In particular, they are excited about an event called J.A. Inspire. That event will bring together almost 3,000 8th graders from across the six counties that they serve here on the Shore. The students will meet at the Ocean City convention center for a fully immersed, hands on, day of learning.

To learn more about Junior Achievement’s services: click here.

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