About JA of Maine
Junior Achievement of Maine has been equipping Maine's youth for the future for over 51 years.
We currently have 350 volunteers and impact 11,000 students from kindergarten to high school.
Our volunteers serve in all types of classrooms, from socioeconomically and ethnically diverse urban classrooms in Portland and Lewiston, to one-room school houses on remote islands.
What all JA programs share in common is a community-oriented focus on the skills that too often are not taught: career possibilities, how lines of credit work, money management and civic responsibility.
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that 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.
Our volunteers serve as tangible examples of the curriculum. They come from various professional backgrounds and have a wealth of experiences to share with the youngsters.