Young entrepreneurs will describe their experiences with building businesses as part of the six-month-long Junior Achievement of Northern California Company Program (JACP) to be featured at Pleasanton North Rotary’s March 12th Zoom meeting.
Representatives of a nine-member team from Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon; El Camino High School, South Francisco; Foothill Valley High School, Pleasanton; and Gateway High School and Galileo Academy, both in San Francisco, will lay out their business plan for their company called Kits Against COVID. Their product is called The Traveller, a $12 assortment of essential Covid-19 personal protection items zipped into a compact, cloth bag. It is sold on the company’s website.
Representatives of a 10-member team of mostly sophomores from Acalanes High School, Lafayette; California High School, San Ramon; and Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, will inform PNR members about Antibod-Key, their company’s name and featured, hand-held, metal device that enables users to avoid touching unsanitized doors, handles and surfaces. The team is selling the Antibod-Key, hand sanitizer bottle covers and decorative keychain tassels on the company’s website.
Both teams will delve into the challenges involved in creating an organization, identifying a product, and then developing plans for finance, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and preparations for local and national JACP competitions.
PNR member and long-time Junior Achievement (JA) NorCal volunteer and board member Mark Linsky will provide introductions and an overview including opportunities for club involvement in future JA programs. He is also mentoring the Antibod-Key group.
Overall, 10 teams, involving about 100 students, will present results to judges in the Northern California region Junior Achievement Program Competition April 30. Cash awards will be presented to the top three teams, which will qualify for the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit.