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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of the Eastern Shore'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?

Junior Achievement of Eastern Shore is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth, grades K-12 both public and private, on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.  Our hands-on, age-appropriate programs inspire youth to live within their means, prepare for the world of work and understand the free enterprise system. Our programs are brought to life by local business members from the community. We are an enhancement to what kids learn in school and a direct link to real-life applications, making school relevant and increasing students' engagement in the classroom:

  • 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 on the Eastern Shore 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 the Eastern Shore!


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


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


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JA of the Eastern Shore Spotlight

JA Inspire

JA Inspire

When: February 27, 2020
Where: Ocean City Convention Center
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Not all students receive career mentorship at home. JA Inspire offers students the opportunity to learn about careers from caring mentors in time to plan their high school coursework. For businesses, this is a chance to build your future workforce through experiential and hands-on learning.

JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>

JA Finance Park®

Innovative, bold, relevant. JA Finance Park is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

When: April 30, 2020
Where: Glen Riddle Golf Course
Time: 12:00 PM

Join Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore for a golf tournament that will benefit the youth of our community. This golf day is a great opportunity to win great prizes, network with local business figures, and great food & drink.

Centennial Dinner

Centennial Dinner

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Salisbury University, Academic Commons
Time: 6:00 PM

This is our premier event of the year! Join Junior Achievement of Eastern Shore for a night as we celebrate the youth of our community, the volunteers that make it possible, our generous donors, and the dedicated eductors.

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