Are you JA? Did you participate in Junior Achievement? Do you remember the impact of your JA experience?
Register below to join JA Alumni All Access. Members are a select group of individuals who have experienced the multitude of benefits from JA’s K-12 programs.
When asked if being a Junior Achievement student positively affected their future, 92% of JA Alumni responded with a resounding “Yes!” It’s also a fact that 88% of JA Alumni report they are satisfied with their careers, compared to 48.7% of the general public. Also, graduation rates are significantly higher at the high school and college levels. Did you participate in Junior Achievement? Do you remember the impact of your JA experience? JA Alumni are a select group of individuals who have experienced our programs as students. You may have had JA in your classrooms, attended our JA BizTown in 5th grade or JA Finance Park in 8th grade. You may have completed our JA Career Bound or JA Fellows (also known as the JA Company Program) in high school.
Share Your JA Story! April 25th is National Alumni Day and we want to hear about your Junior Achievement experience. Tell us how the experience influenced the path of your career or how a mentor or volunteer changed your life or how it taught you about managing your money.
How Can You Share Your #IamJA Story?
Your phone is a perfect video camera, or you can also use your webcam on your computer.
There are many ways to share your story with us in 3 minutes or less:
Share it on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter
Be sure to tag @JASouthFlorida
Include #IamJA #JASouthFlorida #JAAlumniDay
Video Best Practices:
If using your phone or a tablet, be sure it is in the horizontal position.
Natural lighting is best and, often, free. Record videos in front of a window in the morning and afternoon to avoid harsh light. If you dedicate a conference room as a recording studio, make sure it has soft lighting.
Sound: Record in a relatively quiet space or use headphones with a microphone to dampen background noise.
Location: Any backdrop will do. Part of the appeal of personalized one-way videos is that is not staged but looks authentic. Try to tailor the background to the situation, and always dress the part.
Timing: the pros suggest 90 seconds or less, but feel free to expand to 3 minutes as your journey may require more time.