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This is my second year serving on the Board of Directors at Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, and it is where I spend the majority of my volunteer time. Junior Achievement’s focus is to teach students from grades 6-12 about the principles of business through activity, dialogue and “hands-on” business experience using volunteer business people to deliver our programs. JA’s programs focus on three main areas:

1. Entrepreneurship;
2. Financial literacy;
3. Workforce readiness.

Last year, the Boston Consulting Group, in conjunction with Junior Achievement of Canada, completed a study on the young adults who participated in Junior Achievement programs. The results included such statistics as:

1. JA graduates are more likely to open their own businesses and they last longer;
2. JA graduates are more likely to spend less than they earn and are better prepared for retirement;
3. JA graduates are better prepared employees and reach middle / upper management more quickly;

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia works to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Alan Mitchell
CFO
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