Celebrate Black History Month with us as we recognize historic influencers of business and education in the US, as well as local highlights. Check them out below…

BLACC Bottle: “At BLACC bottle we believe our product is more than just a bottle. It’s a canvas that promotes love, unity and positivity.” BLACC Bottle’s mission is to “identify ways we can make an impact within the communities we serve.” (from blaccbottle.com). Be sure to show your support and check out their website here: https://blaccbottle.com/


Additional Resources

Black History Month Resources (2021)

In February 2021, we celebrated Black History Month. Much of what we benefit from today has been shaped by countless African-American visionaries. We are proud to honor these innovators during Black History Month, and all year long.

Click here for a video from JA USA.


Elementary Financial Literacy Resources (3-5)
Elementary Financial Literacy Resources (K-2)
Entrepreneurship Resources

In November 2020, JA of Greater Fairfield County celebrated National Entrepreneurship Month with some of our elementary and high school students with various activities surrounding entrepreneurship. Our elementary school students were introduced to the basics of entrepreneurship. They put their thinking caps on and thought about ideas for a business, the tools, and materials they would need to get started, what they wanted to call their business, and then got to design their storefront!

Our high school students viewed recorded videos from local entrepreneurs, where they explained their path to starting their own business. From there, the students reviewed these videos and reflected on the characteristics of an entrepreneur and which of those they saw throughout those videos. Follow the links below to hear from those various entrepreneurs:

Ramon Peralta – Peralta Design

Philip Palmieri – IPS

Hannah Perry – The Giggling Pig

Sonia Malloy – SPLURGE

Wilder Rumpf – FinTron Invest

Agathe Ngo Likoba – Likoba LLC/Likoba Boutique

Jeff Snyder – Inspira Marketing Group

Kim Lawton – Enthuse Marketing Group 

Career Speaker Resources

Check out these videos from local professionals speaking about their jobs.

Michael – College Professor

Lisa – Nurse

Lieutenant Chip – Firefighter 

JA Financial Literacy Videos (sponsored by Voya Financial)
JA My Way

Join JA My Way™ to get tips and tools to put your career on the express track. Take the Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. Explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, or get tips to start a business at My Business. Visit JA My Way HERE

Virtual Field Trips

Take a look through these virtual field trips with Laurie Hernandez and friends, brought to you by KPMG HERE

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