About Our Office

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania was started in 1955, with just one after-school program in Lancaster County. Today it serves students in Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Juniata and Mifflin counties.

Our purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Volunteers from the business world and community-at-large come into the classroom to teach the JA curriculum, providing real-life experience with the lessons.

Junior Achievement:

  • Shows the value of staying in school
  • Develops positive attitudes towards work
  • Builds a better workforce for tomorrow
  • Helps children understand what it means to be a good citizen
  • Encourages a spirit of teamwork
  • Teaches a sense of family and community