Our friends at Junior Achievement USA believe that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. Their goal is to build young people’s capacity to spur economic development and contribute to America’s global competiveness. Junior Achievement helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate and effectively manage wealth, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. An now, a Junior Achievement USA contest is offering high school students the opportunity to win a three-day adventure – for four people – to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. But, the deadline to enter is November 1, 2011.
To enter the “Destined to Travel with JA” contest, students simply log onto http://bit.ly/n8jRBK, review the interactive Destination Build lesson, complete a quick quiz, and submit their answers by November 1.
A randomly selected winner will receive two nights at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, 12 complimentary one-day Park Hopper passes, and $2,000 for airfare and other travel expenses.
“This contest is a terrific opportunity for high school student in our area,” says Sarah Wilson, vice president of education and outreach for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. “In addition to earning a chance to win a prize worth more than $4,000, our future job seekers and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to explore the tourism industry. This means every student that participates is a winner.”
Sponsored by the Destination & Travel Foundation, the nationwide contest is based on student learning drawn from Destination Build, an online learning lesson that is housed in the hospitality and tourism student sector of the JA Student Center, available from the Junior Achievement website. Through it, students explore the decisions made by city planners to increase local tourism in a community and hear from residents and tourists about how consumer decisions influence the local economy. The scenario is different each time a student plays the online lesson.
- Click Here for More Information About the Destination & Travel Foundation.
- Click Here for More Information About Junior Achievement USA.
- Click Here for More Information About Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.
Best of luck to all students entering the contest! Give my best to Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the Disney Gang!
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- ‘Family Pink-Out Walk for the Cure’ at Woodlawn HS, Sat. Oct. 29
- Greater Baltimore Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sat, Oct. 29
- Halloween safety and security tips from BCPD
- Thanksgiving morning 5K Bulle Rock Turkey Trot in Havre de Grace
- Harford Ballet Company presents ‘The Nutcracker’ this December in Bel Air
(sources: Lawrence Howard & Assoc. & ja.org)