One important life lesson for all kids to learn is the answer to the age-old question, "Where does money come from?"
We all learn pretty early that money doesn't grow on trees, isn't usually given without cause, and, in general, can complicate things. At Junior Achievement, we like teaching young people financial literacy and work readiness lessons not just to teach them important lessons, but to see them own their future success.
Junior Achievement focuses on providing financial education to children at an early age to prevent them from developing bad habits and becoming financially illiterate adults. Just as vocabulary, reading and communication skills gain in sophistication over the years through sequential and age-appropriate curricula and application, so must financial literacy education begin at an early age to ensure individuals form sound financial management skills and habits that will last a lifetime.
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At the expense of $25 / student, JA programs will impact over 5,000 students in the 2015 - 2016 school year. Your partnership will support existing JA programs and extend our reach by making new programs possible one student at a time!
Junior Achievement of Abilene (JA) is the Big Country's representation of the world's largest organization dedicated to economic education for young people. In the Big Country since 1983, Junior Achievement reaches about 5,000 Kindergarten through 12th grade Big Country students through about 200 volunteers each school year.
By reaching our goal of $35,000 this fall, JA will be able to provide nearly 6,000 Big Country students with life changing financial skills and knowledge.
JA is on the verge of some really significant progress in Abilene and surrounding communities as we introduce or continue financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs in 8 school districts: Abilene, Baird, Brownwood, Clyde, Eula, Jim Ned, Sweetwater, and Wylie.
It's easy for you; Life changing for them. "Adopt" a JA Kid today - www.jaabilene.mydagsite.com.