Programs designed to create tomorrow's leaders.

Our unique programs allow students to experience and understand business, preparing them for leadership. They enable young people to gain financial responsibility, make confident decisions and become innovators.

Company Program

The corner stone of Junior Achievement, the JA Company Program is an after-school program that has groups of students working together to operate their own business venture.

Divided into three segments: start-up, operations, and liquidation, the program allows students to take ownership of their success by giving them the resources necessary to run their business. Companies identify and create a product-based business using market research, develop and submit a business plan containing proposed financial statements and marketing strategies; fabricate and sell their product; and close their business over the span of 4 months.

What to Expect

During Start-Up:

  • Creation of the company, including electing key positions of President, Vice Presidents of: Finance, Marketing, Production, Human Resources, Health and Safety, and Information Technology
  • Development of a business plan which contains company values, beliefs, mission statement, and social responsibility to the community


  • Manufacturing of products, and betterment through research and development
  • Acting upon social responsibility goals
  • Auditing of company


  • Closing of all accounts and selling all product material
  • Reporting to shareholders results of operations


Thank you to our sponsors!

ABCS_Logo Larry and Janet Anderson Philanthropies

John Hokanson

JR Shaw

Ledcor group CMYK

Lincolnberg Master Builder


Job Shadow Day and Company Program Awards

Presenting Sponsor


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Program Details

Level: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Commitment: 18 weeks
Program Code: Project-based

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