Creating Future Leaders
JA programs provide skills for the 21st Century.
Bold. Innovative. Relevant. Bringing the real world to life.
JA of Bluegrass Programs
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It's Easy to Get Involved
Donate. Volunteer. Educate. It's easy to get involved in educationg the youth of your community
JA of the Bluegrass'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.
Which Way To JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Lexington by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of the Bluegrass!
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 the Bluegrass!
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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Lexington school!
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JA of the Bluegrass Spotlight
JA BizTown serves 5th-grade classrooms with a series of in-class lessons that culminate in a visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. In the classroom, students learn important concepts in financial literacy, community economics, work readiness and business management.
JA Finance Park®
Innovative, bold, relevant. JA Finance Park is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.
Junior Achievement's Adopt-A-School (AAS) program was implemented in 2000. The initiative allows a company to partner with a particular school, underwriting the JA materials needed to address the needs of the educators.
Junior Achievement worked with over 24,000 students in the Central Kentucky area this 2017-18 school year. The business/education partnerships of JA are greatly enhanced by the volunteers who are willing to invest their time and resources on its behalf.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."