Understanding the Challenges
Whether you are an educator, parent, or employer, we know you want to see our youth become the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Having JA in their schools is essential to their success.
Lack Of Financial Literacy
Personal finance is not mandatory or even offered in some traditional education systems; therefore, young people need the tools to make sound financial decisions once they enter the workforce.
The dropout crisis in America’s educational system has a devastating impact on the future health of the economy. Nearly every year, only 70 percent of students complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
Graduating students are inadequately prepared to participate in a meaningful way to their community’s success because they lack basic skills such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Junior Achievement empowers our youth with the knowledge, ability and confidence to navigate their futures, drive our economy, and lead our community.
Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JA’s experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential.
JA ENHANCES THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
JA connects education to real-world concepts to heighten students’ appreciation for academics and long-term aspirations.
Delivers Authentic Learning Experiences
JA infuses business connectivity into all aspects of learning to deepen students’ understanding and sustain engagement.
Creates an Immersive Learning Environment
JA delivers opportunities to apply academic concepts to enhance students’ retention of knowledge and develop skills for success.
Students Served Yearly
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…a generation of students equipped with confidence and understanding to take control of their financial futures.
…a generation prepared with skills to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace.
…a generation of students who are motivated by the idea of free enterprise and inspired to become entrepreneurs.
VOLUNTEERS ARE THE HEART OF JA!
Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs are taught by 7,000 trained volunteer role models from the local community – including business professionals, parents, and college students. We have opportunities for you at JA World and in the classrooms! The experience will prove to be as valuable and memorable for you as it will be for the children whose lives you touch.
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