Guam- The Junior Achievement of Guam is still looking to recruit interested high school students for the launch of its company program.
JA President Courtney Mummert explains the program empowers students to experience what it’s like to run their own businesses. So far, 11 advisers have donated their time to mentor students in creating and running companies. The advisers include Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Guam, Citibank, ANZ Bank, Pacific Islands Club, Xerox, NAVFAC, Calvo’s SelectCare, Tan Holdings, Atkins Kroll and IT&E.
She says the kick off rally is on September 4 at the Harvest Gym from 10 am to 12 noon. The 15 week program concludes in mid-January with an awards banquet being planned. However, Mummert mentions the organization still wants more students to sign up before their kick off occurs.
“We’re just focusing on recruiting students at all the high schools for our company program. The deadline hasn’t passed yet. ” said Mummert. “The deadline is on Tuesday for students if they are interested. But we’re hoping for at least 200 participating in the program.”
Mummert adds that all schools have been given Junior Achievement materials, but if more students are interested in joining the JA Company Program, they can contact her at (671)472-4730 or at jaguam@ ja.org