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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: August 16th, 17th and 18th, 2018
Where: Brunswick Riverview
Time: To Be Announced

The Junior Achievement Bowling Classic provides critical funding for Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham. In the 2017-18 season, Birmingham businesses raised over $300,000 for local students!


Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon

When: May 11, 2018
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.

JA will be honoring Mrs. Bebe Goodrich with the Spirit of Free Enterprise Award. Mrs. Goodrich is a New Orleans native that attended Washington and Lee University followed by three years in Washington, D.C., working on the Hill. In 2010, she relocated to Birmingham. After a year in non-profit and a brief stint with a regional produce distribution company, Bebe set out to establish her own business and bring the rich coffee culture of New Orleans to refrigerators nationwide. Through her work at Icebox Coffee, Bebe created a simple, high quality, personalized coffee experience.  In 2017, Royal Cup Coffee acquired Icebox Coffee.

Top Golf

Top Golf

When: January 30, 2018
Where: Topgolf Birmingham
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Keep those clubs polished!

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  • "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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