FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Felix Bowe, a second year advisor for Junior Achievement, is off to the annual BAHAMAJAC-2012 Conference in Nassau, scheduled for February 25th-27th. Bowe will travel as chaperon for 10 achiever's from the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group along with 10 other achiever's, Telina Smith, GB JA senior advisor and Ron Dames, GB JA Program Manager.
"Junior Achievement program helped steer me in the right direction, motivated me so I wanted to return the favour one day" said Bowe. "It gives me a refreshed feeling when I can look at the students and see I once was where they sit now and recall the invaluable experience I gained from JA."
Junior Achievement is a non-profit Organisation that caters to over 9.5 million students in over 110 countries, worldwide. This year the Grand Bahama JA Program has some 400 students from the various High Schools from Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Providing young students with business tools and programs to assist with the development of successful Entrepreneurs and outstanding leaders. The main goal to give achievers the basic understanding and knowledge of how to run a business.
The program also allows you to interact with business professionals from the corporate world, who can help guide you in your growth. The highlight of the conference for Bowe is the networking that he and his JA students will do with the other business professionals. "I am really looking forward to hearing from key note speaker at the conference, the youngest CEO out of India, who was a former Junior Achiever."
JA Grand Bahama is run and operated by the many Advisors (volunteers), the support from the Ministry of Youth, High schools, the JA Board and support of local companies: BORCO, BAIC, BTC, CIBC, DELOITTE, NIB, GB Port Authority, GB Power, GB Shipyard, PharmaChem Technologies, Polymers Intl., Musical Peacock, Stat-Oil, FOCOL, Halt Industries, Port Lucaya Marketplace and Sawyers.
"I am thrilled about the trip, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to go back and motivate young people and see the development of our youth," added Bowe. "My huge thanks to Ian Rolle and Ginger Moxey who have supported us 100% in this program."
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