Junior Achievement of North Louisiana

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement's programs help to develop critical thinking skills and knowledge used in math, science, language arts and social studies.

JA provides K-12 students with interactive programs that are designed to teach Elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and Middle and High School students key economic, ethical, and work readiness skills to prepare them to succeed in a global economy. We do this by developing...
The desire in young people to stay in school and value lifelong learning. Positive attitudes toward work and contributing to a diverse society. Business/education partnerships that create a bridge between the classroom and the workplace. Our delivery system is differentiated by...
Sequential and integrated K-12 programs. Volunteer role models from diverse backgrounds who facilitate JA classroom programs. Experience-based learning. A team of community volunteers, Board of Directors and staff committed to a unified vision. JA's proven programs are presented in our community by business
professionals, parents, military personnel, and retirees. These volunteers
use their personal experiences to enhance the Junior Achievement curricula relating what students learn in school to the real world. These positive adults model self-confidence and share their belief in the boundless potential of all children and their respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals.

Volunteer for Junior Achievement! JA will provide you with a kit of materials for each program. You will supplement the provided materials with your own knowledge and experiences. However, if you want to take in additional materials that you feel are relevant, feel free! The JA kit comes in the form of a nifty little briefcase filled with everything you need to implement the program. There is a guidebook included for both the teacher and volunteer which includes step-by-step directions of leading the activities. We also provide student workbooks, worksheets, table tents, and certificates of accomplishment. Plus all of the goodies that make up the "fun" stuff: stickers, flash cards, game peices, pens, bookmarks, posters, and so much more! Check out our "Wall" for up coming JA sessions or
Call or email the Junior Achievement of North Louisiana office today to discuss volunteer opportunities. 318-861-5998; [email protected]

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ArkLaTex Teen wins the 'Trust Your Crazy Ideas Competition' from the Brees Dream Foundation 04/22/2021

ArkLaTex Teen wins the 'Trust Your Crazy Ideas Competition' from the Brees Dream Foundation

Take a look at our entrepreneur pitch competition winner! She also won $7,500 for her school, Caddo Magnet.

ArkLaTex Teen wins the 'Trust Your Crazy Ideas Competition' from the Brees Dream Foundation Drew Brees may be retiring but he’s still helping Louisiana students’ dreams come true.

04/20/2021

Early giving is open now! Please make your donation to Junior Achievement of North Louisiana. https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/JA_NLA

Early giving is open now! Please make your donation to Junior Achievement of North Louisiana. https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/JA_NLA

Photos from Junior Achievement of North Louisiana's post 04/16/2021

The new JA Finance Park Virtual lets teens learn how to navigate their financial futures through engaging life-like simulations! Caddo Magnet High School was the first Caddo Parish Public Schools group to take on the financial challenge in Sarah Hankins' Financial Literacy class. These students experienced life-like simulations and learned how to plan their financial futures! JA Finance Park Virtual is a powerful yet fun way to introduce teens to critical financial concepts. Thanks to @Discover for their support of this very important program! Contact Nita Cook for information on how JA Finance Park Virtual can be offered in your school!

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Happy Easter from Junior Achievement! We hope you're spending the day with loved ones!

Happy Easter from Junior Achievement! We hope you're spending the day with loved ones!

04/01/2021

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Does your teen know how to budget their income and spending? Check out JA's free resource, this teen budgeting worksheet, to help them get started.

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Council Post: 10 Important Pieces Of Leadership Advice That Will Always Be Relevant 03/31/2021

Council Post: 10 Important Pieces Of Leadership Advice That Will Always Be Relevant

Being a leader is more than just running meetings and managing a team. Here are 10 important pieces of leadership advice that will always be relevant!

Council Post: 10 Important Pieces Of Leadership Advice That Will Always Be Relevant Regardless of how the world changes, some leadership advice will remain timeless.

Four Key Points To Consider On Your Way To Entrepreneurship 03/29/2021

Four Key Points To Consider On Your Way To Entrepreneurship

Here are four key points to consider on your way to entrepreneurship--including how you define success as an entrepreneur and more.

Four Key Points To Consider On Your Way To Entrepreneurship How can I become a successful entrepreneur? Answer by Alexandre Robicquet, CEO of Crossing Minds.

3 Signs Your Business Is Making A Positive Difference (And How To Adjust If It’s Not) 03/28/2021

3 Signs Your Business Is Making A Positive Difference (And How To Adjust If It’s Not)

How can you know if your small business is making a difference, and what could that look like? Here are 3 signs you can look for that show your business is making a positive impact.

3 Signs Your Business Is Making A Positive Difference (And How To Adjust If It’s Not) It's one thing to launch a business — countless people have done just that. It's entirely yet another, however, to build something that genuinely contributes to the betterment of society. So ask yourself: apart from making money, what is it that your business is really accomplishing?

03/26/2021

Congratulations to Caddo Magnet High School senior, Makenzie Rogers and her Crazy Idea, "Clean Crate" for winning the 2021 Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Competition! Makenzie wowed the judges and earned $10,000 in scholarships at today's pitch competition at #NOEW!
The Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is presented by The Brees Dream Foundation and Junior Achievement.

Congratulations to Caddo Magnet High School senior, Makenzie Rogers and her Crazy Idea, "Clean Crate" for winning the 2021 Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Competition! Makenzie wowed the judges and earned $10,000 in scholarships at today's pitch competition at #NOEW!
The Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is presented by The Brees Dream Foundation and Junior Achievement.

03/26/2021

Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights

JA's Teens & Personal Finance survey shows that 63% of teens believe they'll be financially independent by age 30. Read more about the survey's findings here!

Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financia...

Credit Card Crash Course 03/25/2021

Credit Card Crash Course

Not all credit cards are created equal. How do you pick the right one? Check out JA's Credit Card Crash Course here!

Credit Card Crash Course Not all credit cards are created equal, which makes choosing one a difficult task. As of March 2019, Americans paid banks a shocking $113 billion in credit card interest in 2018. While your credit card activities may differ from your colleague or classmate, one thing is for sure: understanding the w...

03/25/2021

Good Luck to Makenzie, our JA of North Louisiana, state competitor!!

It all comes down to this: join us TOMORROW for the #TrustYourCrazyIdeasChallenge State Finals at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week! The top four teams from across Louisiana will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a shot at up to $10,000 in scholarships!

Register to stream for free at www.noew.org, and learn more about the finals at www.trustyourcrazyideaschallenge.org/finals.

The Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is a partnership between the Brees Dream Foundation, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, and Chick-fil-A New Orleans.

03/23/2021

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Research has shown that volunteers make a significant impact in the delivery of instructional programs with students. Read more on the impact volunteering has on student outcomes here!

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03/22/2021

The JA Guide to Having an Emergency Savings Fund

Having an emergency savings fund is important--not just during uncertain times. Read this blog post from JA about emergency savings funds and what they look like.

The JA Guide to Having an Emergency Savings Fund As the talented Lindsey Vonn once said,

03/22/2021
03/20/2021

Join us on Friday, March 26 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week for the #TrustYourCrazyIdeasChallenge State Finals!

Four finalist teams- one each from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport- will pitch their Crazy Ideas to a panel of judges for a shot at up to $10,000 in scholarships!

Register to attend at www.noew.org!

Council Post: Seven Ways To Spark Creative Ideas When Working From Home 03/19/2021

Council Post: Seven Ways To Spark Creative Ideas When Working From Home

Need help to spark creative ideas while working from home? Here are 7 ways to do that, including disrupting your thinking, playing music, and more.

Council Post: Seven Ways To Spark Creative Ideas When Working From Home These tried and tested techniques can prime your brain to solve problems with fresh ideas.

03/18/2021

We are pleased to report that Ashley D. Bell, a Partner with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has joined the Junior Achievement USA board of directors. As a Partner with Dentons, Mr. Bell is focused on public policy, business and banking. He is based out of the Dentons office in Atlanta.

Prior to joining Dentons, Mr. Bell served as the White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the office of American Innovation. He was previously appointed by the White House in February 2018 to serve as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region IV, serving Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri. Mr. Bell oversaw nine District Directors delivering all agency services to over 500 employees and partners dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs had the support and tools they need to start, grow and succeed in business. Under his leadership, the SBA achieved this goal by providing access to capital and federal contracting opportunities, counseling and mentorship, and financial assistance following declared disasters.

Mr. Bell is also a celebrated attorney, having founded the successful law firm of Bell & Washington in 2005. He is the founder of the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a national organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. He's been named one of America's top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at the Harvard University JFK School of Government.

St. Patrick's Day 2021 03/17/2021

St. Patrick's Day 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check out this article to learn about this day's history, fun activities, and more!

St. Patrick's Day 2021 St. Patrick's Day 2021 is Wednesday, March 17! Who was Saint Patrick, and why do we celebrate this holiday? Find traditions, lore, history, recipes, and more.

Work From Home Tips To Stay Motivated 03/15/2021

Work From Home Tips To Stay Motivated

It can be challenging to keep productivity up when working from home. Here are some great tips to help you get the most out of working remotely, including taking breaks regularly and getting outside.

Work From Home Tips To Stay Motivated It can be challenging to sustain high levels of productivity. But by employing these work from home strategies, you’ll be able to stay motivated—even in the long-term.

MOV_3874.mov 03/12/2021

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See just what a JA-citizen partnership can achieve. Still today, Talik Johnson, a student at Captain Shreve High School tells of how had never heard of business or entrepreneurship, never thought of it as being a part of who he would become. Last year, because of the JA and Brees Dream Foundation partnership, Talik and his team presented their pitch during the annual Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge. After participating in JA Be Entrepreneurial and the JA Idea Accelerator Workshops, Talik now enjoys a new understanding of "making your own opportunities" and has greatly increased his confidence to follow his dreams! No, Talik and his team were not the first place winners this time but, they still talk about how to pivot their company to make it work. For sure, fear will never keep him from putting himself out there! Watch as he shares his experience with his peers at this year's challenge!

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03/11/2021

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COVID has changed many things, including finances for many people and businesses. Check out JA's Thought Leadership Content on making sense and understanding the financial impact of COVID!

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03/11/2021

The 1st place winner of today's Brees Dream Foundation-JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is Makenzie Rogers, a senior from Caddo Magnet High School! Makenzie's product, Clean Crate, creates cosmetic beauty boxes formulated for a consumer's specific skincare needs. She wins $5,000 in continuing education scholarship funds and goes on to represent our area in the state competition on March 26th. In addition, Caddo Magnet High School wins $2,500! Thank you to Julie Gilley Milam who mentored Makenzie through this process.

The 1st place winner of today's Brees Dream Foundation-JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is Makenzie Rogers, a senior from Caddo Magnet High School! Makenzie's product, Clean Crate, creates cosmetic beauty boxes formulated for a consumer's specific skincare needs. She wins $5,000 in continuing education scholarship funds and goes on to represent our area in the state competition on March 26th. In addition, Caddo Magnet High School wins $2,500! Thank you to Julie Gilley Milam who mentored Makenzie through this process.

03/10/2021

Congratulations to our 2nd Place winner, C.E. Byrd High School Junior, Sydney Moss! Sydney had a product idea that would solve the issue of keeping score while playing golf! Sydney was awarded $2,500 in continuing education scholarship funds. Her project mentor was Greg Procell. Thank you to Sydney and Greg for your participation in the JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge!

Congratulations to our 2nd Place winner, C.E. Byrd High School Junior, Sydney Moss! Sydney had a product idea that would solve the issue of keeping score while playing golf! Sydney was awarded $2,500 in continuing education scholarship funds. Her project mentor was Greg Procell. Thank you to Sydney and Greg for your participation in the JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge!

03/10/2021

Our 3rd Place winner, from Caddo Magnet High School, Azure Atlas-Kathryn Anderson. Kathryn has a business model that addresses the different learning styles of students and their tutoring support needs. Congratulations! She is the winner of $2,500 in continuing education scholarship funds.

Our 3rd Place winner, from Caddo Magnet High School, Azure Atlas-Kathryn Anderson. Kathryn has a business model that addresses the different learning styles of students and their tutoring support needs. Congratulations! She is the winner of $2,500 in continuing education scholarship funds.

03/10/2021

Congratulations to the six teams who participated in the 5th Annual Brees Dream Foundation-JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge pitch competition! Our virtual regional competition was held today. Six teams represented Caddo Magnet High School, C.E. Byrd High School, and Captain Shreve High School. Thank you to our excellent judges who made the difficult decisions to choose the winner! Charles Holoubek, Will Street, Drew Mouton, Jennifer Elliott Dupree, and Taylor Benjamine Jamison listened to each student's 7-minute pitch to choose the best student product.

03/08/2021

Thank you to our amazing JA Idea Accelerator Workshop Mentors! They have worked with 6 teams of high school students from 3 schools preparing them to compete in the local JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge! This competition, sponsored by the Drew Brees Foundation, supports and encourages students as they take their "crazy idea" and bring it to fruition as a potentially viable product.
The winner of this local competition will go on to the state event on March 26th.

Please join us Wednesday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom
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Thank you to our amazing JA Idea Accelerator Workshop Mentors! They have worked with 6 teams of high school students from 3 schools preparing them to compete in the local JA Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge! This competition, sponsored by the Drew Brees Foundation, supports and encourages students as they take their "crazy idea" and bring it to fruition as a potentially viable product.
The winner of this local competition will go on to the state event on March 26th.

Please join us Wednesday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85132199527
Julie Gilley Milam Stephen VekoviusGreg ProcellJerame Durden

Council Post: 14 Overlooked Areas Businesses Can Make More Efficient 03/06/2021

Council Post: 14 Overlooked Areas Businesses Can Make More Efficient

Small businesses want to be focused on ensuring their processes are efficient. Here are 14 areas businesses can make more efficient that might sometimes be overlooked.

Council Post: 14 Overlooked Areas Businesses Can Make More Efficient The sooner a business deals with inefficiencies, the better able leaders are able to make essential improvements.

Sprout Social Photos 03/05/2021

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day from Junior Achievement! We're so thankful for everyone who works with JA to inspire young people everywhere.

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day from Junior Achievement! We're so thankful for everyone who works with JA to inspire young people everywhere.

03/04/2021

Elementary Milestones for Future Success

There are countless ways to introduce young people to learning moments. Here are some of the elementary milestones for future success that engage elementary students!

Elementary Milestones for Future Success From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don't have bills or loans to worry about, it....

Council Post: How To Achieve Peak Productivity In Your Home Office 03/03/2021

Council Post: How To Achieve Peak Productivity In Your Home Office

There are a lot of things we can do to make working from home more comfortable. From setting up a dedicated space to investing in strong internet and more, check out these 10 things!

Council Post: How To Achieve Peak Productivity In Your Home Office Creating a thoughtful workspace that fits your needs while maximizing your ability to be productive will make working from home feel less like a burden and more like a luxury.

6 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life 03/02/2021

6 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

Looking to master money management and simplify your financial life this year? Here are 6 easy ways to start doing that, including creating a financial calendar and more.

6 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life If you’re looking for some easy ways to simplify your finances, consider these straightforward ways to master money management.

6 Entrepreneurs Share Views on Hiring Candidates With Employment Gaps 02/26/2021

6 Entrepreneurs Share Views on Hiring Candidates With Employment Gaps

How do potential employers feel about significant employment gaps? Here's what 6 entrepreneurs had to say. Read more here!

6 Entrepreneurs Share Views on Hiring Candidates With Employment Gaps How do potential employers feel about significant employment gaps? The question is asked and answered.

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