About Our Office
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
Locally, Junior Achievement of Acadiana taught over 4,000 students the economics of life during the 2017-2018 school year.
To invest in the future, call Lauren Fitts, Development Director at 337-254-9240
JA of Acadiana serves public and private schools in the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette , St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion.