“Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is launching a new program this summer to equip 200 middle and high school students with skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs — even during a pandemic,” the Baltimore Fishbowl reports.
“The Maryland State Department of Education recently awarded an $80,000 grant to Junior Achievement to launch the three-week pilot program, called JA Entrepreneurship Summer Experience.”
“The program will focus on intensive instruction on creative problem solving, rapid business planning, and thinking like an entrepreneur. We believe this program will have a positive impact on the lives of students who might otherwise receive little attention,” says Jennifer Bodensiek, President of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.
Classes will be held July 12-30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Four days a week, classes will be presented online and one day, in person at Junior Achievement’s newly built Regional Workforce and Innovation Center at 1725 Twin Springs Road in Southwest Baltimore.