Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement on Alabama Public Television
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Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement


Shot at different cities across the country (Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, etc), the documentary tells the story of Junior Achievement's 100 years (JA's centennial will be marked in 2019). The one-hour documentary will share the history of JA (founded in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1919) and offer compelling stories of how Junior Achievement has impacted young people through lessons of financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. It will also document the challenges the non-profit organization has faced -- including surviving The Great Depression, World War II and the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Highlights include interviews with CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a Junior Achievement Alumnus, and an inside look at the first-of-its-kind JA Academy at Banneker High School, where students are immersed in a relevant, experiential curriculum with JA's core mission and business lessons embedded in all classes from history to biology.

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