We're putting the call out to parents and teachers to nominate a student to be a Junior Achievement "Rising Star".  Each week, we'll feature a student on-air and online.

This is open to all kids, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who have taken or are currently taking a JA class

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast President Claudia Kirk Bartow tells us what makes an ideal "Rising Star".

"Somebody that has not only participated in a Junior Achievement program in their school, but who has given back and gone above and beyond.  Maybe they've taken what they've learned and started a business."

In the elementary schools, this may be a girl and her lemonade stand, for example. 

You can nominate through JA's website, Click Here, or call 561-242-9468. 

This is actually two-fold.  We also want to put the call out to business professionals in the area who have as few as five to ten hours total to volunteer in the classrooms. 

Bartow says you will basically be "sharing your life experience, enhancing our program.  So we give you the lesson plans, we give you all the curriculum and we train you and then we send you into the classes". 

Newsradio 1290 WJNO appreciates your help on this new project with JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and hopefully it gives you a good feeling that you're helping a young up and coming business owner or entrepreneur.