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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
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!


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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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Central Maryland school!


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JA of Central Maryland Spotlight

JA Bowl-a-Thon

JA Bowl-a-Thon

When: June 2020

No one parties with a purpose like JA Bowl-A-Thon participants! This signature fundraising event benefits JA students throughout Central Maryland. Complete with contests, prizes and more, our Bowl-A-Thons offer a great atmosphere for team-building and networking for more than 60 area companies each year.


Volunteer in JA BizTown!<sup>®</sup>

Volunteer in JA BizTown!®

Innovative, bold, relevant.  JA BizTown is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students. A great volunteer experience for individuals and groups!

The freedom to secure tomorrow's tuition at today's prices.

The freedom to secure tomorrow's tuition at today's prices.

Put your college savings goals within reach with the Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust. Learn how the Trust works, and when you need to enroll by to secure this year's contract rates.

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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