In 1907, two teenage entrepreneurs, Claude Ryan and Jim Casey, created American Messenger Company, a package delivery service company in a Seattle basement with a $100 loan. In 1919, the company expanded to Oakland, changed its name and grew to be one of the world's largest. We know them as United Parcel Service (UPS).
JA believes every young person should be encouraged and inspired to dream, develop the skills and learn the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship, while experiencing the determination and resilience it takes to build a company.
This year, 20 Broward and south Palm Beach high school teams will participate in the JA Fellows Entrepreneurship Program. This 8-month experience allows teens to start, capitalize and run businesses - starting with $100 loan from JA. One of these companies could be a future UPS!
Thanks to Broward College President Gregory Haile and other guest speakers, Stefano Selorio (Carevocacy), Ryan Cronin (CITY Furniture), Marc Rosen (Welch's),Tamara Rodriguez (Island TV) and Art Rosenberg (JA Board Member) for inspiring these budding entrepreneurs at the recent JA Fellows Retreat!
It all starts with $100! Want to help shape the future of these budding entrepreneurs? Support a team for $100 or get involved with JA Fellows. Contact Angelina Jadulal at Angelina@JASouthFlorida.org.
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