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Junior Achievement To Welcome Over 3,500 Students At JA Inspire Experience

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore will welcome over 3,500 students from seven counties when it hosts JA Inspire at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30.

Eighth grade students from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot and Accomack counties are expected to be in attendance, and the event will also welcome private and home school students.

JA Inspire, sponsored by Pohanka of Salisbury, will feature nearly 100 exhibitors from across the Delmarva region, including TidalHealth, Perdue, Ørsted, Whiting Turner and several more.

“This event allows our students to take the first steps in their career preparation,” said Erin Williamson, JA Development Manager. “JA Inspire brings together the business community and local students to create relationships and an understanding of what employers seek to find in potential hires.”

JA Inspire is a one-of-a-kind career exploration event for students, showcasing how students find jobs when entering the workforce, while also explaining what is needed for the duration of their school career to be successful in that job.

The event will also feature Eastern Shore colleges, universities, apprenticeship programs, trade schools, and internships so students can gather the information needed to achieve their goals from an educational aspect.

“Our local businesses will benefit from this just as much as our students,” Williamson said. “Creating an early dialogue and relationship will play a major factor as these students prepare for their future and realize they can find great, high-paying jobs right in their backyard.”

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About Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing possibility and powering potential for students, grades K-12, on The Shore. As the liaisons between business and education, we immerse ourselves in local business industries, identify the needs of the
marketplace, and develop an innovative, needs-based curriculum that is brought to life by volunteers in our community. We teach concepts that equip and inspire our students to live within their means, build wealth, identify fulfilling career pathways, prepare for the “new norm” of work, and explore entrepreneurial thinking that stimulates our local economy and employs our neighbors. Our interactive, fun approach and digestible curriculum helps students connect what they’re learning in school to real-life experiences; encouraging students to stay in school and making life after graduation a possibility. With the help of our community of Game Changers, our programs are provided to our schools at no cost to ensure all students, no matter where they find themselves in life, have access to JA’s vital programming. At JA, we believe in a world where every child’s story ends in success, and we won’t stop until that happens.
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