Junior Achievement (JA) is a non-profit organization that partners with volunteers from the community to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers, and to prepare middle and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face.

JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA 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 help strengthen their communities. JA teaches students in kindergarten through 12th grade.


"JA's volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and
financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. Each year, JA serves more than 94,000 students with the help of 4,500 volunteers and $3 million in funding from the business community. Junior Achievement inspires student success."

Dr. Terry Holliday
Kentucky Education Commissioner