JA Programs Make An Impact
Since 1993, research has shown that even a single exposure to Junior Achievement makes a difference – students who participate in JA have a greater comprehension of economic concepts and skills than their non-participating peers.
Research has confirmed that JA:
• Encourages students to become entrepreneurs
• Helps students understand the importance of staying in school and improves attendance
• Helps students outperform traditional economics students in all areas
Other notable findings from the longitudinal study have found:
• JA middle school students were significantly more likely to aspire toward a college prep program of study when they reached high school and they were more likely to hold higher aspirations for their careers.
• A greater percentage of middle grade and high school JA students volunteered for unpaid community service projects as compared to students in general.
• Most of the JA high school students worked at least part-time during the school year, whereas only about one-quarter of students in general worked during the academic year.
• JA students were more likely to enter college immediately after high school.
A 2014 survey of JA alumni found that:
• 88% alumni are confident they have the ability to manage their personal finances effectively, compared to 71% of non-JA students
• 95% of alumni feel confident in job interviews, compared to only 76% of non-JA students
• 92% of alumni feel they could compete successfully in a business environment, compared to 45% of non-JA students
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