Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Dallas
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Dallas'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 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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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Dallas!
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 communitydirectly with JA of Dallas!
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!
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The Sandi Smith Junior Achievement of Dallas Scholarship
Junior Achievement of Dallas is pleased to offer a local scholarship to a qualified 2017 high school graduate who participated in a Junior Achievement program during high school. The scholarship is a $2,500 award for use at any two year or four-year college or university. Funding may be used to cover tuition and/or textbooks. Once awarded, the scholarship expires October 1, 2019. Details will be in the winner's notification letter.
JA Dallas "The Great Gatsby" Bowl-a-Thon
The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon is a Dallas tradition, a great time, and a vital fund-raiser! Your organization can build co-worker camaraderie with one another and other companies during a fun afternoon. All you do is select a date, time and location that works best for you and your team(s) - JA takes care of the details!
Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame
The Dallas-area's premier event recognizing outstanding business leaders is also Junior Achievement of Dallas' signature gala. This cannot-miss evening celebrates and honors the accomplishments of three top business minds – who also generously give back to our community. The keynote speaker is our Student of the Year, the Sandi Smith Junior Achievement of Dallas Scholarship recipient. Individual tickets, table seating, and sponsorships available.
"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."
"I learned that companies are looking for candidates who show they are ready to work hard and have a solid résumé."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"We not only make their lives better, but we potentially enrich all of our own lives."