Junior Achievement’s Career Connections For Young Women Program To Begin In December

Hartford, CT — Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and the Junior League of Hartford piloted the JA Career Connections for Young Women program in 2014; a program that is geared towards inspiring young women to focus on careers, professional goals, and financial responsibility. JA Career Connections for Young Women is set to begin on December 14th with all sessions being led by volunteers from various businesses, and the community, including members of the Junior League.

JA Career Connections for Young Women is a ten- session, after-school program that will meet weekly at the Junior Achievement Education Center in Hartford on January 4, 2017 and continue through March 8th. Each session will run from 4 to 6 P.M. and includes several job shadows at local businesses. Each of the ten sessions will be filled with workshops, activities and lessons from one of JA’s most powerful high school programs, JA Career Success. The lessons will be enhanced with experiential learning through panels and topics that cover soft skills and career options that were developed alongside the Junior League of Hartford. At the conclusion of the 10-week program there will be student project presentations, a networking social and an awards ceremony.

Junior Achievement is asking high schools in the Hartford area to select two students whom they believe this program will have a major impact on their future decisions. The program is made to motivate the students to improve their academic performance, set career goals and get a clear focus on the future. JA is also seeking interested volunteers to take part in this year’s program to help run the sessions as well as lead job shadows. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer for JA Career Connections for Young Women please contact JA Education Manager, Sumayya Ayoub at sayoub@jaconn.org or by phone at 860-525-4510.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

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