Why JA

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.

 

            

*600 9th-12th Grade Students surveyed by Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio 2016-17

 

Work Readiness
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Financial Literacy
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Canton City- McKinley High School - 9 through 12- JA Career Success

Canton City- McKinley High School- Quote Page 9 through 12- JA Career Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canton Local- Faircrest Middle School- 8th Grade - JA Economics For Success

JA Day at Walsh 2016 - High School - JA Personal Finance

Alliance City -Alliance Middle-8th Grade- JA Economics For Success

Alliance City- Lexington Elementary - 3rd Grade- Our City

Canton Local- Faircrest Middle School- 8th Grade - JA Economics For Success

Fairless Local- Fairless Middle School- 7th Grade - JA Economics For Success

Plain Local - Glenwood Intermidiate School - 6th Grade - JA Global Market Place 

Tusky Valley - Tusky Valley Middle School - 8th Grade - JA Economics for Success

Tusky Valley - Tusky Valley Middle School - 7th Grade - It's My Future 

JA Day at Walsh 2015 - High School - JA Personal Finance

Lake Local- Lake High School- JA Be Entrepreneurial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After JA Programs Local Students Said:
89% Feel confident in their ability to manage their money.
86% JA connected what they learned in the classroom to the real world of work.
88% Now have more hope for their future.
*2,100 Students surveyed by Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio 2016-17