JA Launches Student Contest for Disney World Vacation
Junior Achievement USA™ will offer high school students the opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando.
To enter the “Destined to Travel with JA” contest, students simply log onto http://bit.ly/n8jRBK, review the interactive Destination Build lesson, complete a quick quiz, and submit their answers by Nov. 1. A randomly selected winner will receive two nights at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, 12 complimentary one-day Park Hopper® passes, and $2,000 for airfare and other travel expenses.
“This contest is a terrific opportunity for high school student in our area,” says Sarah Wilson, vice president of education and outreach for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. “In addition to earning a chance to win a prize worth more than $4,000, our future job seekers and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to explore the tourism industry. This means every student that participates is a winner.”
Sponsored by the Destination & Travel Foundation, the nationwide contest is based on student learning drawn from Destination Build, an online learning lesson that is housed in the hospitality and tourism student sector of the JA Student Center, available from the Junior Achievement® website. Through it, students explore the decisions made by city planners to increase local tourism in a community and hear from residents and tourists about how consumer decisions influence the local economy. The scenario is different each time a student plays the online lesson.
About the Destination & Travel Foundation
The Destination & Travel Foundation is a combined effort between the U.S. Travel Association and Destination Marketing Association International. In February 2009, the respective foundations for each association were combined to create a stronger organization better capable of serving the interests of destination marketing professionals and highlighting the impact of travel around the world. The mission of the Destination & Travel Foundation is to enhance the destination marketing and travel professions through research, education, visioning and development of resources and partnerships for those efforts. For more information, visit http://www.ustravel.org/about/Foundation.html.
About Junior Achievement USA™
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Delivered by corporate and community volunteers, JA programs provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
About Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for kindergarten to grade twelve students which focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization now serves more than 20,000 students each year throughout Central Maryland. For more information, visit www.jamaryland.org.