Junior Achievement Announces Grant from SAP Canada to Support Entrepreneurism in BC’s Youth
Photo: The Grand Prize winning team from this year’s Innovation Jam poses with Hon. Naomi Yamamoto
June 9, 2014
Vancouver, BC – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is announcing today a grant it received from SAP Canada for the amount of $15,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC. $10,000 of this contribution is funding JABC’s classroom programs, and $5,000 has funded an educational event called the JABC Innovation Jam.
The Innovation Jam is a full-day learning workshop for students in grades 11 and 12. At the event, students have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from the business world and participate in a business challenge as part of a team. The aim of the event is to inspire future business leaders and give them the foundation they need to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures.
JABC programs are delivered by volunteer mentors from the business community and focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. With support from organizations such as SAP Canada, JABC aims to increase its reach from 30,000 to 60,000 students by 2018.