Stories

  • Brightening our future through mentorship of today’s youth

    Brightening our future through mentorship of today’s youth

    As part of Citi’s citizenship strategy and commitment to giving back to communities, the company has always encouraged its employees to volunteer their time and knowledge in support of different programs that aim to improve lives and enable progress. I have been involved in Junior Achievement’s projects during the past decade, and this has been one of my most treasured contributions to the society, always carrying a sense of personal fulfilment. Engaging with the enthusiastic younger generation has always been a stimulating experience, motivating me to further support Junior Achievement’s valuable programmes.

  • Transforming dreams and ideas into innovative products

    Transforming dreams and ideas into innovative products

    As a tenth-grade student of the MustafaSaffet Anatolian high school in Turkey, I was excited to learn about the JA Company Programme. Having never really considered myself as entrepreneurial, I wanted to change that. I wanted to become an entrepreneur. 

  • Sharing expertise, changing lives

    Sharing expertise, changing lives

    As a current business volunteer, my experience has been great, especially because the students are so engaged and excited about the JA Company Programme. The small and close-knit group of students I mentor ask very well-thought-out and tough questions, which always keeps things interested. Two members of the student team have taken a lead on the project, however, I make sure we involve everyone when working together.

  • Volunteering with JA is a win-win experience

    Volunteering with JA is a win-win experience

    I was impressed with JA’s high level of professionalism and pleasantly surprised by how well organized the whole project was. There were clear roles and responsibilities, timelines, tips and lessons learned from past sponsors, which really helped me be effective in my role. Above all, the JA staff were all very positive and helpful, and made my experience very enjoyable – one that I would highly recommend to others.

  • Discovering the business leader within

    Discovering the business leader within

    As a JA student from Romania, I have had the opportunity to participate in two programmes. The first, the JA Company Programme is one of the most interesting programs I have ever been involved in and the second, a one-day innovation camp that really tested my entrepreneurial skills. I am also proud to say that I won the first place.

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