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Celebrating Students' Remarkable Achievements at the 2024 JA Miami Company Program Competition!


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Image caption: Vis-a-Vis accepts their first place trophy on stage at the local competition in Miami!

Celebrating JA Miami’s Remarkable Achievements at the 2024 JA Company Program Competition!

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the outstanding students of JA Miami who participated in the 2nd Annual JA Company Program Competition this year. Their entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas have truly shone, and we are incredibly proud to announce that five of our student teams were submitted to JA USA for a chance to attend the national competition.

A special congratulations to Vis-à-Vis, the winning team from Alonso and Tracy Mourning High School, who will be representing Junior Achievement of Greater Miami at the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) in Washington, D.C., from June 9-13. Vis-à-Vis, a student-run event management and production company, will join two other Miami teams competing in the JA Social Innovation Challenge at NSLS.


Recognizing Our Local Champions

Company of the Year:

Vis-à-Vis - Alonso & Tracy Mourning High School


E.A.S.E. - Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High School, offering mental health care kits to students.

3rd Place:

Snake-Skin Society - Felix Varela Sr. High School, providing school-approved uniform alternatives.

Staff Picks:

Charm Dept. - Coral Gables Sr. High School, known for their 3D printed croc charms.

Jag Tags - Miami Lakes Educational Center, providing ID holders and lanyards.


National Competition Details

At NSLS, students will have the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial skills on a national stage, presenting their companies to Members of Congress and business leaders. They will also compete for prestigious awards such as the Delta Social Impact Award, the FedEx Global Possibilities Award, ICE Best Financial Performance Award, and the Johnson & Johnson STEM Innovation Award.

The competition and the summit are made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Chick-fil-A, Pacific Life Foundation, Staples, Delta, FedEx, ICE, Johnson & Johnson, RSM, the Achievement Foundation, DIME, Emerson, Honeywell, Janus Henderson, and The Hartford.


Join Us in Celebrating Success!

This year has been a milestone for the JA Company Program, which was founded in 1919 to empower high school students with entrepreneurial skills. JA Miami runs the largest JA Company Program in the nation and recently celebrated a successful first in-person local competition. We are proud to serve 1,507 students in Miami with the support of 49 dedicated volunteers across 53 student companies.

We are immensely proud of all our student entrepreneurs and grateful for their hard work and creativity. A special thank you to WaWa and Chick-Fil-A for catering the local competition and supporting our young innovators.

Let's celebrate these remarkable achievements and look forward to the continued success of our students. For more updates and to follow the journey of these incredible teen startups, visit JA Student Summit on Facebook.

Here’s to the bright future of our JA Miami students and their journey to Washington, D.C.!

Congratulations once again to all our talented participants! We are excited about the future and the impact these young entrepreneurs will undoubtedly make.

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