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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 

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JA Nova Scotia responds in favour to Nova Scotia’s ongoing investment in youth, education and job training

For Immediate Release

JA Nova Scotia responds in favour to Nova Scotia’s ongoing investment in youth, education and job training

Nova Scotia (April 20, 2016) – JA Nova Scotia supports this year’s budget commitment in education by the Government of Nova Scotia.  

“The budget continues to demonstrate a priority for students, especially via the Department of Early Education and Childhood Development’s Action Plan”, said President and CEO, Kristin Williams.

In the Action Plan, Government made a commitment to build a modern education system, create an innovative curriculum, promote inclusive school environments and advance excellence in teaching and leadership. JA Nova Scotia is a critical partner of Government and its goal to explore and create positive and productive career exploration opportunities, increase financial literacy and develop entrepreneurial skills and attributes.  In this budget, Government committed an additional $9.8 million for the priorities addressed in the Action Plan. In 2015-2016 school year, the Action Plan resulted in expanded JA programs in all school boards including reaching 100% of grade 9 students with programs in personal budgeting, the importance of staying in school and career reflection.

“We want every school, business, community and young person engaged with JA because we know that it will result in the higher rates of youth entrepreneurship, employment and community involvement” added Williams.

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About Junior Achievement

JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.


Kristin Williams
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia
(902) 454-4564 x 107

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