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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Northern New England'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?

JA Event Spotlight

JA STEM Symposium

JA STEM Symposium

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Greater Lawrence Technical School
Time: 8:30 AM- 1:30 PM

The JA STEM Symposium is a day-long hands on experience for high school students. Throughout their visit the students will engage in multiple STEM focused workshops and panel discussions to gain relevant knowledge to pursue education and careers in STEM fields/industries.

JA Bowl-A-Thon Fundraisers

JA Bowl-A-Thon Fundraisers

Enjoy an evening with co-workers and colleagues for a "Party with a Purpose!"

Junior Achievement's Bowl-A-Thon brings together companies and business professionals for a night of networking, camaraderie, and fun. Participating in a Bowl-A-Thon not only helps raise awareness and funds for Junior Achievement but is also a great team building activity for companies.

JA Stock Market Challenge

JA Stock Market Challenge

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Where: State Street Global Advisors, One Iron Street, Boston, MA
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Stock Market Challenge is a technology based simulation of the stock market in which every 60 seconds represents a day of trading. Beginning with a hypothetical account balance of $500,000, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. 

JA Awarded Cummings Foundation's $100k for 100 Grant


We are proud to announce that Junior Achievement is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program! This generous grant will support JA programs in Lawrence, MA over the next three years, including the continuation of the JA Company Program with Merrimack Valley high school students. Thank you Cummings Foundation!

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Northern New England 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 Northern New England!


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 Northern New England


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 New England school!


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  • "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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