Junior Achievement Titan Challenge

Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 10:47:49-05

The Titan Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition for high school students. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to guide a fledgling company through the ups and downs of the market. The Titan Challenge draws on a number of skills each team member will need to become a meaningful contributor in tomorrow's workforce: creativity, finance, collaboration, strategy, leadership, and more.

Junior Achievement is a volunteer-taught program

"Junior Achievement is a volunteer taught program so we are always looking for people who are interested in teaching kids about those three things," said Director of Education for JA Gregg Hampshire. "If you want to teach a kid  how to make a budget, how to start their own business or how to find a job that they love, Junior Achievement will find you an opportunity. We are a K through 12 program, Titan is just one of our many help expose these kids."

Participating schools this year are:

Beaver Island High School
Forest Hills Eastern High School
Innovation Central High School
Kent Career Tech Center
Lee High School
Plymouth Christian High School
Zeeland West High School

There are four kids on a team, one team will win $4,000, meaning each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Davenport University.