Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Central Carolinas' 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 Central Carolinas 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 Central Carolinas!
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 Central Carolinas!
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 Central Carolinas school!
News & Events
We're Part of the Seed 20 Class of 2019!
Created by Social Venture Partners (SVP), the annual SEED20 program identifies, highlights, and connects the community to our region's most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. We're proud to be a part of the Class of 2019!
Spirit of Achievement Gala & Grand Opening
On April 27th, start a new tradition at the Paragon Bank Opportunity HQ as we celebrate our mission and grand opening in Camp North End at our Spirit of Achievement Gala! Guys, suit up, and dames, dress to the nines in your favorite 1920s garb and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment, including live music, a cigar lounge, bourbon and sushi bars, and more!
Junior Achievement Summer Programs
Looking for a unique and engaging summer program that will create lasting impact for your student? This summer, choose between two exciting opportunities, hosted in our all-new state of the art Paragon Bank Opportunity HQ in Camp North End!
Junior Achievement Spring Golf Classic
The Junior Achievement Spring Golf Classic is back again on June 3rd! This exclusive golf outing brings together top-level executives from across the Charlotte region for a first-class event. Held this year at TPC Piper Glen, you don't want to miss this popular, friendly competition!
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"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."