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September 11, 2015

Out of the Classroom and Into the Real Economic World

Recently, 202 students, 42 teachers, 23 jurors, 30 CEOs, 86 staff and 113 guests from all over Europe headed to the German capital of Berlin. Any idea what brought them together? Their goal was very ambitious: They wanted to be identified as the best student company in Europe at the annual “Junior Achievement Europe Company

July 11, 2014

Smooth Surfing with the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition

Although I have only been an intern on the Global Citizenship Team for a few weeks, I have already been exposed to so much new knowledge and incredible experiences, one of which included traveling to Washington D.C. for a Junior Achievement competition.

August 23, 2013

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia. Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

October 26, 2012

Building the Future in emerging Vietnam

In the misty mornings in the remote mountains in northern Vietnam, a young boy walks past his village through a field to an isolated building built by FedEx. He does not drop off a package. Instead, he drops into a classroom with other students to learn about the world around him.

December 15, 2011

Junior Achievement Through a FedEx Team Member’s Eyes

My name is Ceciel Halpern-Jackson and I have been involved with Junior Achievement in several capacities for almost 20 years.

December 12, 2011

Passionate and creative students from Ecuador win coveted FedEx Access Award in Bogota, Colombia

After creating companies from the ground up, electing officers, thinking up and producing new products or services, creating sales and marketing plans, selling stock, selling products and services, and liquidating their enterprises, students from across Latin America and the Caribbean came together in Bogota November 30 – December 2 to compete for the Junior Achievement Americas Company of the Year award and for the FedEx Access award.  

September 19, 2011

Business Vikings

Authors: Oscar and Kristian HellenesYou may know that FedEx supports Junior Achievement worldwide, but do you know what Junior Achievement means to us, the students and youth who participate in the event?Let us give you a taste of what this Junior Achievement (JA-YE) adventure is like in Europe: