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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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JA of Central Maryland's 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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Central Maryland by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Central Maryland!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Central Maryland!

EDUCATOR

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 Maryland school!
 

47,833
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,703
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
2,472
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
342
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA triviaBowl

JA triviaBowl

When: June 2020

COVID-19 won't stop us from partying with a purpose! Join us for JA triviaBowl—an online celebration of smarts of all sorts! Instead of gathering at a bowling alley, we are going to be celebrating together online with a virtual trivia night to benefit JA students throughout Central Maryland.

 
 
 

New Opportunity for High School Students!

New Opportunity for High School Students!

Do you know a teen looking to create a start-up? This is the opportunity for them! JA Company Program is going completely virtual. Teens across Central Maryland will have the opportunity to participate with their peers throughout the state to create their very own business venture. Submissions are due May 4 to participate!

Give them the freedom to unlock their future

Give them the freedom to unlock their future

The State of Maryland and Maryland 529 are teaming up to help make it easier for your child's dream of attending college to come true. Learn more about the Save4College State Contribution Program.

Free Online Resources

Free Online Resources

With many students out of school during the COVID-19 virus, check out our free online resources to keep students engaged and learning with JA's authentic and relevant materials.

  • "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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