JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT'S PURPOSE AND VALUES
Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by our core values:
BELIEF IN THE BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
JA of Central Illinois Team
Our staff is committed to make your experience working with us absolutely the best!
Our Board Members includes the finest business and individual leaders in our community.
More About Junior Achievement
Financials AND Annual Reports
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Communities We Serve
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Junior Achievement Facts
What Is Junior Achievement?
A Brief History
JA student ambassadors
Are you a high school student who enjoys speaking in public and has a knack for networking? If you have participated in at least one Junior Achievement program, you may be eligible to be one of Junior Achievement's next Student Ambassadors! What are the criteria? In order be a JA Student Ambassador, the applicant must:
- be a student in 9th – 12th grades who has participated in Junior Achievement this year or in the past
- be passionate about what he/she has learned from Junior Achievement
- feel comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups
- be perceived as friendly, outgoing and engaging
- have reliable transportation to/from JA events and meetings
For more information or to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-682-1800.
Diversity Statement: Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in "empowering young people to own their economic success®" through volunteer-led, experiential learning. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.
"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."