Give a JA Launch Lesson & Inspire Future Entrepreneurs

Thank you for your interest in sharing your entrepreneurial journey with Central Texas youth. The JA Launch Lesson is a 60-minute informal talk with a classroom of middle or high school students. For some, it will be their first exposure to an entrepreneur. For others, you will provide the encouragement to keep at it for teens who are launching real businesses through JA Start Up, the JA Company Program or JA Incubator. JA provides a one-page guide to help you prepare for your talk. JA of Central Texas strives to provide a diverse set of entrepreneurial role models from all sectors and stages of business to help students discover their entrepreneurial mindset. gives them the opportunity to connect with students, provide relevant information about their company and entrepreneurial journey, and share advice and next steps for students who are interested in starting their own business. 

Junior Achievement of Central Texas kicks off the JA Launch Lesson program each November during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The program is available year-round, so please let us know what suits your needs and we’ll work to match you with a great group of students. To see current openings click here.

Thank you to our JA Launch Lesson Partners: In collaboration with Student INC, we're working to "Ignite the Spark" for every youth in Austin through equal access to entrepreneurial learning opportunities. JA Entrepreneurship Month is made possible across the country by the generous support of EY.

If you are an entrepreneur interested in sharing your experience with young people, please answer a few questions below so we can match you with a group of students interested in hearing about your journey and lessons learned.

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