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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Abilene
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Abilene's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

 

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Abilene by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Abilene!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Abilene!

EDUCATOR

Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Abilene school!
 

6,578
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
326
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
200
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
27
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA of Abilene Events

JA of Abilene Events

At JA of Abilene, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students!

Calling all JA Volunteers!

Calling all JA Volunteers!

Are you looking for the right opportunity to positively affect JA students near you? We have a group of students who need you waiting for you to click on this button.

JA Abilene Leadership Circle

JA Abilene Leadership Circle

The consistency and generosity of this group is a large part of what allows Junior Achievement of Abilene to move forward with big plans of empowering the future. Thank you! 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at 325-677-3557 or email us!