JA Students Ready to Market Gifts

at the Trade Fair


Eighty-eight students from four East Hawaii high schools have been working since September to prepare their products for sale at the Junior Achievement Trade Fair at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Friday, November 23 starting at 6:00 a.m. and Saturday, November 24 starting at 10:00 a.m.

The students are part of the JA Company Program and are organized into four company teams, each sponsored and advised by a local business: Bank of Hawaii, Big Island Toyota, HELCO and HFS FCU.

During the 15-week program, students learn to be entrepreneurs by running their own business. They purchase start-up stock in their company, select leaders, decide on what products they’ll market, manufacture the products and account for all expenses and revenues. The Trade Fair is an opportunity for the public to see what their hard work has accomplished and to purchase their products.

In addition to the Company Program conducted each fall, Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island teaches business and economics to over 3,500 East Hawaii students, from kindergarten through high school each year. For more information about JA programs on the Big Island please contact District Manager Susan Labrenz at ja-susan@hawaii.rr.com.


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