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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?


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

JA Virtual Bingo

JA Virtual Bingo

Where: Virtual
Time: 7:00 pm

Join Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas for a fun evening of BINGO from the comfort of your own home.  There will be prizes!

How does Virtual Bingo work you may ask?By registering online, participants will receive 4 virtual Bingo cards, along with a private Zoom link, 24 hours before your scheduled game. Players are able to view their cards online and will use all 4 cards to play 4-5 bingo games.


Proceeds from the event will help provide JA programs to local students, helping them identify, navigate and achieve a fulfilled future! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and join in for some friendly competition and fun!


To learn more about Virtual Bingo or to host a private event, please contact Jessica Dominguez at JDominguez@jacarolinas.org.

JA Leading Ladies

JA Leading Ladies

When: March 2 - March 3, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm

In partnership with area women-owned and women-led businesses, Junior Achievement is proud to present the Leading Ladies experience designed to help young women expand their horizons to consider career opportunities. By connecting these girls with successful, professional women of all ages across various industries eager to share what they know with the next generation, Leading Ladies encourages young women to seek meaningful careers. There is no direct cost for attendees for this event, but registration is required to participate. To learn more about how to get involved, please contact Jessica Dominguez.

JA IGNITE Career Exploration Fair

JA IGNITE Career Exploration Fair

When: March 23, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year, the JA Ignite experience will be 100% virtual! With the help of an online event platform, JA Ignite will provide companies and students with an environment to connect and explore opportunities for the future. Companies can design a virtual booth, hand out digital flyers, and share videos and most importantly, deliver critical information to students. Students can visit booths of their choice where they can explore choices to help them get started on a career journey.  

For more information on sponsorship and corporate participation, contact Jessica Dominguez or to reserve your $250 virtual booth, click here

For more information on student registration, contact Morgan Cohen.

JA Spring Golf Classic

JA Spring Golf Classic

When: May 24, 2021
Where: Ballantyne Country Club
Time: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

The SPXFLOW Golf Classic benefiting Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas is an exclusive golf outing attended by top level executives in the Charlotte region. This event offers a first-class atmosphere where participants can build relationships with customers, prospects and community leaders. The Ballantyne Country Club offers a world-class, full service golf facility with an array of opportunities for fun, learning and competition! The tournament will be a Captain's Choice Format. Sponsors and guests receive player gifts, refreshments, hole in one prize opportunities, competitive games and fully stocked beverage carts. 

For more information on sponsorship and corporate participation, contact Jessica Dominguez. 

8:00 am Registration and Warm-up

9:00 am Shotgun

Awards Reception to Follow


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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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