Gen Z will soon be in charge, let's make sure they're ready

Call me old fashioned, but I’m a believer that the next cohort -- whether you call them Gen Y, Gen Z, iGen, Posts, Homeland Generation, ReGen, Plurals or The Founders -- will benefit from a practical and engaging business education beyond that which is offered by our standard school programs. Junior Achievement fills that gap.

In partnership with businesses, educators and school boards, JA provides experience-lead programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness to school kids. The organization serves our east-west geography, and the local faction, JA Waterloo Region, specifically serves the broader catchment of Guelph, Wellington, Brantford, County of Brant, and Niagara Region.

If you plan to live past 65, (which I hope I do), then you'll share my sentiment that the youth of today could use our support now (so they'll support us down the road). Check out JA's upcoming Entrepreneur Hall of Fame event on November 3, 2016. The Coaching Co., and a ton of other organizations who appreciate the good work they’re doing in Waterloo Region and across the country have backed the event, we'd love to see you there!