If you are not familiar with Junior Achievement, it is an organization that essentially mentors young people in the ways of business. From the Junior Achievement website:
“For over 50 years, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT has engaged and inspired students from grades 3 to 12 through free programs about entrepreneurship, workforce readiness and financial literacy. Junior Achievement maximizes student potential by exposing them to real-life business leaders that teach tangible and relatable lessons in order to prepare them for success in the global economy.”
A few years ago my good friend Janice Moore approached us to shoot an event or two for Junior Achievement. I’d known about this organization for many years, but it wasn’t until I started shooting events for them that I truly realized what they do for these young people. When I got to shoot their Job Shadow Day back in February of 2015 I was able to meet many of the young people in the program. I was so impressed with how business-savvy these “kids” were. They were eager, polite, passionate, well spoken, and genuine. It was hard not to be energized just being around them.
So when Janice approached us to be a sponsor for them, we jumped at the opportunity. We are the exclusive photographers for their major events through the year. We have already photographed this year’s Job Shadow Day, the Alberta Business Hall of Fame Wall unveiling (at Manulife Place), and a special evening with Brett Wilson (former Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den) at the west end Lexus dealership.
If you or your business would like to invest in the programs that Junior Achievement offers, please visit their invest page.
Below is a look at the Job Shadow Day from February 2016. We visited Edmonton International Airport, Fountain Tire, and CCI Thermal. My favourite part of the day is when I get to take their corporate portrait. I love making them look like CEOs!