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Junior Achievement

Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Alabama
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Alabama's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.


Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Alabama by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Alabama!


By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Alabama!


Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Alabama school!


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JA of Alabama Spotlight

JA Summer Bowling Classic

JA Summer Bowling Classic

When: Due to COVID-19 some of the bowling dates have been moved to June.
Where: TBD
Time: Please contact Jennifer Smith @ jennifer.smith@ja.org to see when your team is signed up to bowl.

The Junior Achievement Bowling Classic provides critical funding for Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham. In the 2018-19 season, Birmingham businesses raised over $200,000 for local students!


Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Where: The Harbert Center
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon highlights the great work Junior Achievement is able to accomplish every day in grades K-12 thanks to the Birmingham area businesses.




When: March 3, 2020
Where: TopGolf Birmingham
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

PLAYFOREJA is an indoor golf fundraiser held at TopGolf Birmingham with Motion Industries as the Presenting Sponsor.

Picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboad-like targets.

The closer to the "bulls-eye" you get or the farther out you hit your microchipped ball, the more points you score.

Challenge your co-workers, clients, or friends to addictive point-scoring golf games tat anyone from pro golfer to putt-putt camp can play in any weather.

Click here to register


  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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