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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Central Virginia'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 the education they are getting today will help them have a bright future. JA's unique, volunteer-delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lie before them. They realize they can choose different paths: College? A specific trade? Their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change:

  • 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 Virginia 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 Virginia!

VOLUNTEER in a group

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 Virginia!

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 Virginia school!
 

26,777
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,293
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
2,473
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
152
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA of Central Virginia Spotlight

Bowl for JA

Bowl for JA

When: March 15 & 17, 2018
Where: AMF Shrader, AMF Hanover, Uptown Alley
Time: Varies

BOWL FOR JA is a one-of-a-kind, annual team-building event for your company, giving employees the opportunity to work together, strategize, bowl and raise money for Junior Achievement.

Come participate in Richmond's elite corporate bowling event on March 15th or 17th! Last year, over 45 companies and over 600 bowlers participated. 

 

JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

When: May 17, 2018
Where: The Jefferson Hotel Richmond, VA
Time: 5:30pm

The JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame honors the professional accomplishments of visionary business leaders. The honorees have experienced business success and established a legacy of leadership within their industries and the community. Through their actions and accomplishments they seve as role models for young people.


 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

A want versus a need. How to search for a meaningful career. How to budget. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to empower the next generation. JA of Central Virginia provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!

Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run

Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run

When: December 2, 2017
Where: Moseley Architects - Scott's Addition
Time: 12:00pm

Join us for Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run: a 5K race benefitting Junior Achievement of Central Virginia and The Flying Squirrels Charities.

The Rotary Club of West Richmond and the Richmond Flying Squirrels have established what is sure to become a holiday tradition for competitive runners and families alike! Runners, walkers, crawlers, kids and parents with strollers will take off from Moseley Achitects in the heart of Scott's Addition.

  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (804) 217-8855 or email us!