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.
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.
Which Way To JA?
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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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Central Maryland!
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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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Central Maryland!
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!
Watch the Video
JA of Central Maryland Spotlight
JA Inspire Virtual
Virtual JA Town Hall
Join us for a Virtual Town Hall discussion to learn how JA has evolved during this critical time to reach 30,000+ students throughout Central Maryland and how you can support these students to inspire their tomorrows.
JA BizTown Goes Virtual
Does your school usually participate in the on-site simulation at JA BizTown, but can't this year or have you wanted the opportunity for your school or students to participate? Either way, JA BizTown Adventures is for you! JA BizTown Adventures is available for free and can be adapted for in-class, in-home or remote learning for educators or caregivers of students in 4 - 6 grades.
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 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."