Tenn - This September, the
4th and 1 (high school attendees) students of Backfield In Motion
(BIM) began working on the Junior Achievement Company Program. The Program is a
blended model unlocking students’ innate ability to solve a problem or fill a
need in their community through an entrepreneurial endeavor.
This classroom base program engages a number of local
organizations and schools, developing the expertise needed to create and
maintain a business.
From the lessons, each student sharpen their skills learning the importance
creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, decision making, idea
development, leadership, product evaluation, public speaking, sales,
self-assessment, synthesizing and evaluating information and teamwork. Increasing
the abilities needed for an individual wanting to start a business or become a
From all the past weeks work,
the students were able to present their idea to the Junior Achievement Shark
Tank event, this past Tuesday. During this event the BIM students pitched their
proposal to investors in hopes of gaining the funds needed to begin their
Following their presentation,
we are happy to announce, the 4th and 1 students received the
funding needed to start their company, “615 Case!” The phone accessory business
caters to teens and their love for being unique and protecting one of their
favorite assets, cell phones.
The guys look forward to begin
operating and providing merchandise for customers. Presently, the teens are
working vigorously to implement their marketing plan and sales strategy.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a
Junior Achievement gives
young people the knowledge and skills needed to own their economic success,
plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on
experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge
and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in
school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of
their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of
staying in school.