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Junior Achievement

TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas provides hands-on curriculum programs taught by volunteer mentors surrounding preparation for the workforce, personal finance, and being entrepreneurial, helping them achieve a fulfilled future.

 

Why Junior Achievement?

All young people want to be successful, but often can't find the opportunities they need to help them get there. Alongside our many volunteer mentors, Junior Achievement offers hands-on programs that help youth unleash their own boundless potential and achieve a fulfilled future.

  • 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?

INVESTOR

Our investors are diverse, but they all have one thing in common: 

They're taking action to ensure that our next generation has access to the opportunities they need to achieve a fulfilled future. 

Our city is facing many challenges, and they know that they can best respond by investing in our transformational programs. 

MAKE AN INVESTMENT

VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers deliver hands-on and relevent curriculum programs that are proven to help students prepare for the workforce, manage their finances, and be entrepreneurial.
From spending a day in JA BizTown, to hosting a job shadow, to mentoring a high school classroom, volunteers share their passion for students across all industries and fields. We provide the curriculum and training, they provide the true impact.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

EDUCATOR

Junior Achievement believes every student possesses boundless potential, and we suspect you feel the same about your own.

Our proven, relevant, and interactive curriculum programs invite volunteer mentors in to the classroom (or your students into their place of business) to help students unleash their own potential to acheive a fulfilled future, and in many cases, at no cost to your school.

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News & Events

JA Leading Ladies

JA Leading Ladies

Join JA for an inspiring day of mentoring, empowerment, and networking. Through the Leading Ladies Program, JA is teaming up with women from across the Charlotte area to inspire and prepare young ladies to consider executive-level business careers and business ownership.

JA Tomorrows Virtual Leadership Academy

JA Tomorrows Virtual Leadership Academy

When: 2 Sessions July 6-16 or July 20-30
Where: Virtual
Time: Morning or Afternoon

JA Tomorrows Virtual Leadership Academy introduces middle schoolers to workforce preparation, personal finance and being entrepreneurial. 

JA Spring Golf Classic

JA Spring Golf Classic

The Junior Achievement Spring Golf Classic is back again on June 8, 2020! This exclusive golf outing brings together top-level executives from across the Charlotte region for a first-class event. Held this year at Ballantyne Country Club, you don't want to miss this popular, friendly competition! 

JA Bowl-A-Thon 2020

JA Bowl-A-Thon 2020

Looking for a fun team-building activity that makes an impact? Join other companies and community members for some friendly competition at the lanes to benefit Junior Achievement.

50,000
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019
2,139
CLASSES LOCALLY
2018-2019
4,513
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2018-2019
274
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019

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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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