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April 18, 2020 - 1:32pm

Press release:

Junior Achievement of Western New York is releasing a free resource for teens titled "Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19."

The guide is designed to answer teens’ questions about the economic implications of COVID-19, including “Why are some store shelves empty?”, “Why are some people losing their jobs?” and “Are we going into a recession, or even a depression?”

The guide is available here. (PDF)

“While social distancing is essential to fighting COVID-19, the disease and the steps we must take to address it are having a financial impact. Our goal is to help young people better understand what’s happening,” said Laurie Mahoney, president of Junior Achievement of WNY. "April is Financial Literacy Month, and this is really an important time to be sharing this kind of information.”

The guide is written with middle school and high school students in mind. It uses relatable examples to explain what a recession is, how the Federal Reserve works and steps being taken by government and the private sector to deal with the economic impact associated with COVID-19.

Additionally, to support teachers and parents who may have students finishing school online this semester, JA is also offering free K – 12th grade resources that are available here.

“JA is doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today," said Alycia Ivancie, senior education manager.

Junior Achievement is committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.”

For information about these JA programs, please contact Karyn Winters, executive director of the Genesee County Business Education Alliance at:   [email protected]

May 15, 2017 - 3:59pm

Press release:

The Genesee County Business Education Alliance (BEA) is hosting seven Career Exploration Camps this summer for students entering grades 6-9 in the 2017-18 school year.

Up to 220 campers will experience careers from culinary arts and animal science, to construction and medical careers. Each camp provides hands-on training and amazing experiences for students in their selected career, and exposes them to the array of careers available in their own community.

The following camps are being offered to students:

  • All About Dogs (July 10-14)
  • Culinary Camp 1 (July 10-14)
  • Culinary Camp 2 (July 17-21)
  • Animal Science/Vet Camp (July 17-21)
  • MST Camp (Math Science Technology) (July 17-21)
  • Medical Camp (July 24-28)
  • Camp Hard Hat (July 31-Aug. 4; for students entering grades 8-10).

Parents can go to www.beagenesee.com to learn more about the Summer Career Camps and to register.

These camps are subsidized through donations, sponsorships and volunteerism to keep them affordable for students and their families.

The Genesee County BEA is an organization whose mission is to foster a partnership between business and education, and to assist students in preparing for the world of work. Housed at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in Batavia, the BEA creates and implements programs that are designed to develop a stronger workforce for businesses in Genesee County.

May 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Genesee County Business Education Alliance (BEA) is an organization whose mission is to foster a partnership between business and education, and to assist students in preparing for the world of work. Housed at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the BEA creates and implements programs that are designed to create a stronger workforce for businesses in Genesee County.

This Summer the BEA will host eight Career Exploration Camps for up to 220 students in grades six through nine. Registered campers will experience careers from Culinary Arts to Animal Science, to construction and medical careers. Each camp provides hands‐on training and amazing experiences for them in their selected career, and exposes them to the array of careers available right here in their own community. Parents can go to www.beaGenesee.com to learn more about the Summer Career Camps and to register.

These camps are subsidized through donations, sponsorships and volunteerism to keep them affordable for our students and their families. If your business would like to be a camp sponsor and promote our future workforce, please contact Beth Kemp at the Genesee County BEA at (585) 343‐7440 or [email protected]

July 22, 2010 - 5:03pm

Middle-schoolers from all over the county came to Batavia Middle School on Tuesday for the "MST Explorer Camp" (see June 19 article for more information). The camp involved students in hands-on learning activities using math, science and technology.

A 13-year-old race car driver and Batavia Middle School student Val Stephens -- pictured center -- helps with a demonstration designed to give the kids a lesson in aerodynamics:

Kevin Raymond, a teacher in the Keshequa School District and a hot-air balloon enthusiast, talks to the kids about the type of energy that powers hot-air balloons. He shows them how they work, using an ultra-light balloon as an example (keep in mind that about 10 of these could fit into one of the larger ones):

September 27, 2009 - 3:31pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 4, 2009 - 7:30am to 9:00am

The Genesee County Business Education Alliance will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at its annual breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.

The celebration will be at Terry Hills Golf Course and Banquet Facility in Batavia. 

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