What Did You Do In School Today?

I Started a Business

The VE-JV Career Academy helps engage middle-level students through real-world experiences and hands-on learning about technology, business, and careers. Students learn business by doing business, test driving potential careers. Students work individually and as a team to develop technology, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills, preparing them for success in high school and beyond.

The VE-JV Program was made possible by the generous support of the New York Life Foundation

Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Learning

October 4, 2022 in VE-JV

Career-Focused Courses: An Authentic Path to Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle Levels

Written by Richard Wells It’s 10:42 a.m. on a Tuesday. A marketing director is meeting with their team to determine the target market for the company’s soon-to-be-launched product: solar-powered backpacks…
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Program Offerings

Technology Applications for Business

Technology Applications for Business introduces students to technology projects typically used in the business and professional world that require facility with spreadsheets, presentation software, word-processing, graphics, web design, and social media. Lessons and activities are built around an entrepreneurial theme and include projects such as creating a budget, conducting a break-even analysis, making expense reports, developing newsletters, developing and presenting a business plan, and more.

VE-Junior Ventures

VE-Junior Ventures challenges students to build on skills from Technology Applications by collaborating with their classmates to launch and manage a business that replicates the functions and demands of real business in both structure and practice. Students take on the roles of employees in a company, work in functional departments of the organization (marketing, sales, human resources, accounting, finance, and IT) and complete department-related work and projects that support the goals of the company.

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News

October 4, 2022 in VE-JV

Career-Focused Courses: An Authentic Path to Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle Levels

Written by Richard Wells It’s 10:42 a.m. on a Tuesday. A marketing director is meeting with their team to determine the target market for the company’s soon-to-be-launched product: solar-powered backpacks…
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September 15, 2022 in News, Press Release, VE-JV

Press Release: Virtual Enterprises International Receives $750K from The New York Life Foundation

Donation Will Support its VE-Junior Ventures (JV) Career Academy NEW YORK, September 15, 2022 — Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), a national education nonprofit that transforms students through its programs in…
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Social Media Highlights

School Administrator Testimonial

“The VE-JV program has opened doors for our scholars to be able to experience “the business world” and gain experiences they would not have half the opportunity to do without the VE-JV program. It allows for our scholars to shine nationally as they compete in competitions and participate in events. Scholars are learning skills they can apply in their other classes as well as in in high school, college, and beyond. The VE program brings another level of opportunity for scholars at NWP to participate in something not all other schools offer.

Other schools should consider opening a VE – JV program because of the skills and opportunities scholars are exposed to through the program. Scholars not only get to experience starting a company or business, but they also learn computer skills, teamwork skills, communication skills, and are able to be creative. The program becomes very scholar-centered and allows for students to serve in leadership roles. The VE-JV program comes along with a community that provides support for teachers and allows for collaboration and professional development.”

Randi Schafer
Assistant Principal
New World Preparatory Charter School
Staten Island, NY

VE-JV Schools

The map below indicates middle schools implementing VE-JV programs across the United States. Click on each icon to learn more about these locations.