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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
offers hands-on programs that help youth unleash their own
boundless potential to identify, navigate and achieve a fulfilled future.
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.
Which Way To JA?
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.
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.
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.
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 Camp
Looking for a unique and engaging summer program that will create lasting impact for your student? This summer, join us at JA Summer Camp, 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."