HANDS ON.

MINDS OPEN.

We’re taking 8th grade students across the Mid-South on a virtual world-readiness journey in May 18-19!

A GATEWAY
TO DISCOVERY.

JA Inspire is a powerful, interactive experience for eighth grade students across the Mid-South. It is more than a career fair; it brings together the business community and regional schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their future—high school, college, and careers beyond.

What is JA Inspire Virtual?

JA Inspire Virtual is a virtual career exploration event for eighth grade students across Memphis and the Mid-South. This educational event is designed for students to learn about and gain exposure to the industries and career opportunities available in the region.

What does JA Inspire Virtual include?

JA Inspire Virtual includes a tailored curriculum with six unique lessons that prepare students for career planning and exploration prior to the event.

When & where is JA Inspire Virtual?

JA Inspire Virtual is set for May 18-19, 2021 on a virtual career fair platform called vFairs.

Why is JA Inspire Virtual unique?

Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused and activated, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do those jobs successfully.

JA Inspire Journeys

As students explore the virtual career fair, they will be introduced to the JA Inspire Journeys. These journeys will allow students to see how a variety of careers intersect to create an end product or provide a service. It is important for students to realize that they do not have to stick to one field of interest, but they can move across industries in the same career. This year, the event will explore the interconnectivity of careers using the journeys:

DESIGN TO PRODUCTION

INJURY TO REHAB

FARM TO TABLE

STUDIO TO STADIUM

What industries will be represented?

EVENT
SPONSORSHIP

By supporting JA Inspire Virtual, you are investing in the future and showcasing your business to potential employees. Your words, engagement, and investment can change lives. Sponsors will not only support the student’s participation but also provide videos, photos, and career information about your company. After the initial event, students will be able to access JA Inspire Virtual 24/7 for a three-month period as they continue their career planning.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Fair

Through our innovative online platform, exhibitors will be able to design their own virtual booth to include corporate branding and informative videos. By hosting this event virtually, JA Inspire will have the potential to reach every eighth grader in the region.