My JA Story: Leading by example at all times is key to supporting young people
Laszlo Kremmer, CSC Budapest – Business Manager in Hungary
“Back in 2015, I was "University Relations Work stream Leader” at CSC Budapest for a year. I worked with college and university students to establish working relationships with students and to attract talent. That program brought me back to the world of schools and young students.
When I heard about the JAM (Junior Achievement Magyarország)-Citi program, I wanted to get involved and work with high school students, to help them by sharing my experience.
Together we can further inspire young people to believe in their own innate creativity
Jeff Archambault, Corporate Citizenship, The Walt Disney Company EMEA
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do at The Walt Disney Company – not only in our film and animation studios but throughout all of our businesses and organization. We believe that creativity is essential not only for artists and storytellers but also for business people and clearly for entrepreneurs.
Helping Romanian students become entrepreneurs
Mihaela VASILE, Corporate Engagement & Government Affairs Manager for Monsanto Romania
For the second year in a row, as Corporate Engagement & Government Relations Manager for Monsanto in Romania, I successfully supported our team to mentor more than 600 students from around the country. This was made possible by Monsanto’s partnership with the Junior Achievement (JA) Award — Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship.
My JA Story: The best thing about JA is that you learn by experience
Joonas Ahola, Founder and CEO of MeetingPackage.com
“At secondary school, we started a JA Company called Digitime. At that time, the analog signal for television had ended in Finland, so you had to either buy a set-top box to watch TV or buy a new TV. We had the idea to import set-top boxes from Germany to Finland at the age of 14-15. We made some profit that we used to have a better graduation party. We could even rent a Limousine….
My JA Story: 18-year-old JA student created an app that gives film subtitles a sound
Alexander Gram Jensen, Co-Founder & Partner of SubReader
“I’m in my last year of secondary school studying math and technology as main topics. Besides school I’m still working on the company “SubReader” that we licensed last year after we won the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition.
We developed an app that helps dyslexic people by reading subtitles on international TV and movies aloud. When we heard about the JA Company Programme with my friend Anders, we thought that it was a great opportunity to start our own project because we could develop it in school as well.