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Growing Together. JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT & BRILLIANT LABS TEAM UP TO HELP YOUTH BUILD COMPANIES.

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Article Submitted by Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Pitch It! (JA’s version of a live Dragon’s Den), Executive Training (a full day of professional development) and award and scholarship opportunities. This year, JA Nova Scotia partnered with Brilliant Labs to offer Company Programs out of Brilliant Labs Makerspacescreative, technology enhanced learning commons for students, teachers, and mentors to gather to create, invent and learn using technological tools and resources. One of these companies, Shoreline Co., based out of Gaetz Brook Junior High, began their company in October 2017 and have been selling all-natural cosmetics that they’ve produced themselves out of the Makerspace at their school. To date the group of ten grade 9 students have sold over $900 in cosmetics and are working toward a successful finish of the program in early March.

Junior Achievement (JA) Nova Scotia’s Company Program allows students in Grades 9-12 to launch and run their own business over the course 18-weeks. Through this program students gain the knowledge needed to organize and operate an actual business enterprise while receiving guidance and support from mentors in the business community. While operating their businesses, participants, sell shares, produce and market a product or service, and appoint a management team that best suits their company. They also learn to maintain and analyze financial records that will help them establish and monitor production and sales goals during the span of the program. This is all accompanied by exciting events, such as

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