We are well into our 8-week Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge workshop series! Last night, students practiced their pitches in front of their peers, working on delivery, timing, and content. Special guests from Realized Designs Projects came and talked about product development, helping our students think through the design phase. Their crazy ideas are slowly becoming a reality!

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Part of the learning experience at JA's BizTown is the opportunity to engage with a local nonprofit. Volunteers (human and canine!) from The Louisiana SPCA help us teach kids about philanthropy and the responsibilities of pet ownership.
Today, students from Belle Chasse Academy got to spend time with these two young puppies who will be available for adoption this week!

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The crazy ideas are coming along at Week 1 of the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge JA Idea Accelerator!
And with that, we are kicking off our annual Crescent City Corporate Championship! Thank you to Blessey Marine Services, Inc. and New Orleans CityBusiness for their support! It’s a beautiful day to tee off!
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Catrica Yb
· January 14, 2017
I really loved it. It was a great learning experience for the kids they had a great time and so did I. I would love for my daughter to have that experience again
Keith Wilson
January 17, 2012
I did Junior Achievement in 2001 or 2002 on the MS Gulf Coast and LOVED it! What a great way to teach young students about real life experiences.

We've got students from Belle Chasse Academy here at JA BizTown today! Students will be learning about how to manage a kid-run city through work, philanthropy, and engaging with businesses!

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It's the last day of JA Alumni Month! Today, we're highlighting the work of John Elstrott, former CEO of Whole Foods Market and current Emeritus Entrepreneurship Professor at Tulane University.
“Junior Achievement was a formative experience for me growing up in New Orleans. Through the JA experience, I gained confidence, made new friends, and was inspired to become an entrepreneur. JA today is an important part of the healthy and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans and provides many young people with basic financial literacy training, social and citizenship skills, and their first exposure to entrepreneurship.”

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Another great Wednesday Workshop here at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans for our Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge competitors! This week, Board Member and Entrepreneur/Asset Manager from Segnette Capital LLC, Teddy Lee, talked to students about product development and discussed the business model canvas.

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Did you know that 1 in 5 JA Alumni work in the same career field as their JA volunteer? Help us impact the lives of students in Greater New Orleans and sign up to volunteer today! Visit to and we'll get back to you shortly!

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Due to concerns regarding inclement weather, tomorrow's Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge JA Idea Accelerator Weekly Workshop is cancelled. There will be no workshop on January 17th. We will resume on January 24th. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns!

The crazy ideas are coming along at Week 1 of the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge JA Idea Accelerator!

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Tonight, we are kicking off our Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge JA Idea Accelerator! Students from all over will be working with our mentors and volunteers to take their crazy idea and build a business! We’re talking about entrepreneurship with Trepwise tonight!

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We need your input! Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans is developing a new special event with a focus on women professionals.
But we need your help! Please take this short questionnaire to help us identify the most important challenges facing women in business in the current environment in an effort to assist us in narrowing the theme of the Forum. Thank you! Please respond no later than Friday, January 12 at COB.

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Our alumni take what they learn from Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and use those skills to succeed.
Mason G. Couvillon of Dardis Couvillon & Associates is a financial planner whose JA experience honed his business interest and acumen, and fostered his desire to succeed in business. While in high school, Mason participated in the Company Program for several years and gained experience being a company officer. His time with JA taught him many things, including pros ...and cons of running a business with product and material selection to expense management, interview skills, and public speaking. Mason is also a member of our board of directors and provides integral support for our operations.
“JA is such a wonderful program that teaches student about our free enterprise market and business basics so that they have a better chance to succeed with financial exposure and knowledge.”
Thank you Mason! You’re truly someone to look up to!

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It's Alumni Month! We are celebrating by acknowledging the great work and successes of our alumni! Did you know that JA alumni are 143% more likely to start their own business? Our programs teach students in the Greater New Orleans area about the impact they could have as entrepreneurs! Imagine that the next Mark Zuckerberg could be from right here in New Orleans!

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On behalf of everyone at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, we'd like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year! Here's to a great year to come!

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Just like students all over Greater New Orleans, we have big goals for 2018. But none of us can achieve those goals without your support! 2017 isn't over yet, if you'd like to make an end-of-year gift, you still have time! Donate today!

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Want to help the students of Greater New Orleans learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness,but forgot to make a donation this year? Don't worry! You can still make a gift for 2017 via our website! 2018 will be here before you know it!

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