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Hey! I am Rose and I am the summer intern at Junior Achievement. I love making films, writing and entrepreneurship. I did the Company Program this year and it was an incredible experience to meet like minded people, start a business and network with others in the business world. I was the VP of marketing and it allowed for me learn so much about market research and marketing campaigns which help engage your target market. Each week, I am going to be talking about my experiences with JA, the exciting things happening this summer and what I learn along the way! 

My group’s company was Be❤️cause and we created badges by hand. Our company sold themed badges each depicting different causes one could support by purchasing that particular badge. We overcame challenges that we ran into and we’re able to break even at the end of the program. My group was an amazing group of students that were all passionate about our product and giving back to our community as our company was a social enterprise. 

This week I'm going to the Phoenix Centre to help with Ideation Boot Camp as they present their ideas for a business in a short pitch. We are also hard at work planning an incredible week in August for JA-Amp! The camp is all about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. To register for the weeklong day camp go to http://www.janovascotia.ca/jaamp/ 

And don't forget to follow us on Snapchat at janovascotia!

Sincerely,

Rose


Students Launch ReSail


Halifax, NS: A group of Halifax students enrolled in Junior Achievement's, Company Program  have launched their Company, Resail in time for Christmas. ReSail, manufactures and sells drawstring and duffel bags out of recycled sails.

"We are excited to sell our products this Sunday at the Farmer's Market and to see the response to our recycled sail bags," said Stuart Aftanas, ReSail's Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

The Citadel High students along with a student from Central Junior High enrolled in Junior Achievement's Company Program in October. They formed their Company under the guidance of volunteers from The Barrington Consulting Group who offer their time to provide business experience for the students.   

ReSail has benefitted from local sailors donating their old sails and the students work with the creative team at Nova Fashion Incubators to make the bags. 

"The synergy created with Nova Fashion Incubators has allowed us to have direct involvement with the design and production of the bags and we are there most days after school cutting sails," said Aftanas.

In addition, the ReSail team meets weekly at The Barrington Consulting Group's offices to talk about strategy and to seek counsel from their business volunteers.

"We have learned so much about business in the last two months and we know these business skills will help us with ReSail's success," added Aftanas.


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For more information please contact:
Stuart Aftanas
902 266 5912
stuartr.aftanas@gmail.com


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