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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

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

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JA Dallas' 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 Dallas 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 Dallas!

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 communitydirectly with JA of Dallas!

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 Dallas school!
 

50,783
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
2,513
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
4,576
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
178
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

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2020 Scholarship Open

2020 Scholarship Open

Seniors who have participated in JA Dallas programs may now apply for the 2020 Student of the Year Junior Achievement of Dallas Sandi Smith Scholarship. The $2,500 award can be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 29, 2019.

JA Dallas Receives National Honor

JA Dallas Receives National Honor

JA Dallas has been named a 5 Star Award JA Area. The 5 Star Award recognizes staff and boards in JA Areas that meet JA USA's operational standards for compliance, student impact, operational efficiency, financial stability and sustainability.

JAD Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator

JAD Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator

This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Junior Achievement of Dallas apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!

  • "In 4th grade, I learned about being an entrepreneur. I now own my own vending machine company, which helped me earn money to help buy our family dog."

    -Mathews Elementary Student, Plano ISD
  • "I learned that companies are looking for candidates who show they are ready to work hard and have a solid résumé."

    -Kimball High School Student, Dallas ISD
  • "When the business people come in and work with our students, it gives students a real life application and how it relates to their future."

    -Townley Elementary Principal, Irving ISD
  • "Starting with elementary school Junior Achievement I remember it being one of the best parts of the year. I got to have someone new come in and share about their life and how my future could be successful too!"

    -Alum & Volunteer
  • "That experience impacted the trajectory of my career. Today, I owned a 13 year old marketing consulting and coaching firm. Thank you JA for exposing me to my destiny."

    -Alum
  • "We not only make their lives better, but we potentially enrich all of our own lives."

    -Donor

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