JA to Host Summer Program at the UMass Center

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Springfield, MA -- There won’t be time for the summer blues thanks to the Business & Entrepreneur Exploration (BEE) summer program.  The 5-week program sponsored by Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM) is designed to introduce students to economic concepts and information about the world of work, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

“We want to help eliminate the summer learning loss and to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive citizens and workers,” said Abigail Ames, coordinator of the BEE Program.  The summer program is designed to prepare middle and high school students to recognize their own potential and believe in themselves and their ability to be successful in the future.  BEE combines Junior Achievement's most popular events, such as the Stock Market Challenge and the Company Program, while using STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—programs to ensure students have fun while learning.  

The BEE summer program will run July 10th through August 11th, 9am-3pm at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield.  The cost is $210 weekly, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.  For more information, call 413-747-7670 or visit www.jawm.org.