US Ambassador to Armenia meets summer camp participants

Over 110 schoolchildren from Yerevan and Armenian regions today met with U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern during the 22nd summer camp organized by the Junior Achievement of Armenia (JAA).

The meeting was organized by the “Entrepreneurship and Civic Activism for Young People” program funded by USAID.

During the meeting, the children told the Ambassador about the achievements and experience they gained during the program. They also enumerated with pride the initiatives and community outreach programs that have contributed to the development of business and civic skills and promoted innovative and creative thinking.

During the question-and-answer session following the discussion Ambassador John Heffern gave the participants useful and important advice.

The total number of young people involved in the “Entrepreneurship and Civic Activism for Young People” program is 4500 students from 300 different educational institutions of Armenia.

The program aims to teach young people to understand and appreciate work ethics and corporate social responsibility, arm them with entrepreneurial skills and prepare them for the work force of tomorrow, educate a model citizen, one who is skilled at her job, appreciates free enterprise, values democracy and is an active and contributing citizen of her community, engage corporations in the education of young people and expand young people’s horizons with respect to their future careers.