Ridgeview Middle School

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JA It's My Business!® 

JA It's My Business provides students an opportunity to learn how to turn an idea into a business. The program introduces students to the process of design thinking as a problem- solving process and provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students with each session building toward a product-pitch competition. Volunteers help guide students through a business startup from its ideation, innovation, and market research through its design and prototyping.

  • Time Commitment: Meeting with your class once a week for 6 weeks

  • Training: Attend a JA Program Training where you'll receive materials and training prior to class.

  • Classes Start: October

  • Class Times: TBD

JA Start-Up 

JA Start-Up allows students to explore entrepreneurship in middle school. The program focuses on students building a company structure, launching a product or service, and managing their start-up . Volunteers work with student-friendly lessons and resources increase student interaction and emphasize JA’s experiential approach to learning. As an advisor you will guide students through building and running their business. 

  • Time Commitment: Meeting with your start-up once a week for 13 weeks

  • Training:  Attend a JA Program Training where you'll receive materials and training prior to class.    

  • Classes Start: October

  • Class Times: After school

    • 3:45-4:45 PM