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JA Student Run Companies

JA Student Run Companies

As part of the GlenOak Business Academy, senior students have the opportunity to develop their own Junior Achievement companies as a way to gain hands-on experience and apply the concepts they have learned throughout the business program. They elect their CEOs and interview for positions in the company. Students are responsible for producing, marketing, and selling their products as well as keeping financial records of their profits just as you would in any company.

This year there are four impressive student run businesses created through the High School of business program! Enjoy learning more about these talented students.

Are you looking to start a career but don’t have the slightest idea how to begin?   Let us help!   We are Employed, a Junior Achievement Company from GlenOak high school where it is our mission to ensure success for every job candidate.   Resumes, brag books, elevator pitches, internships, cover letters, etc.… it can all be overwhelming if you don’t know where to look.   Luckily, we have worked with Human Resource and Business Professionals to develop an all-inclusive Employability Kit that includes useful tips, hand on activities, and the most commonly asked interview questions (with guidance) so you are totally prepared to get the job!   Don’t spend hours searching on the internet or paying high prices for job services when you can have all the answers to your questions for just $20 with our employability kit.  Follow us on social media at Employed.ja or email us at  for more information on how you can receive your career coach in a box!    


We are Battery Drop, a Junior Achievement company looking to help protect our environment by recycling used batteries.  Our mission is to spread awareness of the downside of throwing away batteries and to make recycling batteries easy for everyone.  When thrown away, batteries end up in landfills and their chemicals leak and then soak into the soil, contaminating ground and surface water.  However, recycling your batteries with a Battery Drop recycling bin avoids that problem all together.  

Our recycling bins come equipped with detachable battery testers, and a provided QR code that once scanned will show you to the E-Recycling center nearest to you.  Help us recharge the environment one battery at a time by purchasing your Battery Drop recycling bin for just $30.  For more information on our mission and our product, follow us on social media @batterydrop.ja and e-mail us at


Are you aware that many of the common household items that you use today may cause unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals that are harmful to your health and the environment?  We are aware at Scentsible Solutions (a Junior Achievement Company), and because of that, we offer alternative products that are all made with essential oils and natural ingredients. Our line of products currently includes reusable dryer sheets, wax melts, and air fresheners that should leave you happy and worry-free.  Prices for our products range from $7 to $12 and include the following essential oil scents:  lavender, lemon grass, peppermint, and eucalyptus.  We also offer bundles of products priced at $25 that allow you to pick and choose which scents to include and make wonderful gifts!   You can find out more about our products, our company, and our mission at or email us at 


Research shows that 83% of Americans eat fast food at least once per week, and 34% of our adolescents eat fast food every single day.   Our mission at Home Thyme is to break this trend and create healthy eating habits early on by creating a fun indoor gardening experience that the entire family can participate in.  We sell stylish and functional Vertical Herb Gardens that allow customers to choose from a large variety of seeds such as Basil, Thyme, Mint, and much more.   We make things easy as our product comes with all of the materials you need to start your garden and detailed growing instructions on how to plant and care for your herbs.  In addition,  our website also includes recipes to wonderful dishes that will show you how to best incorporate your herbs into healthy eating. So skip the fast food line and spend some time at home in the kitchen with your family by purchasing your very own Vertical Herb Garden for just $37.   To learn more,  follow us on Instagram at HomeThyme _ ja, Facebook at HomeThyme @ JA or e-mail us at