Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Southeastern Pennsylvania'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 Southeastern Pennsylvania 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 Southeastern Pennsylvania!
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 Southeastern Pennsylvania!
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 Southeastern Pennsylvania school!
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JA of Southeastern Pennsylvania Spotlight
JA Step to Success
Students who are not reading at a 4th grade level by the time they reach 4th grade are not likely to ever catch up. Fourth grade is when students make the switch from "learning to read" to "reading to learn". If they aren't reading well, they aren't learning well. If they aren't learning, school becomes a chore—something to endure until it's over. Students who don't enjoy reading and learning don't see the relevancy of doing well in school or how it will impact them later in life. Our elementary school programs and JA Step to Success focus on teaching students how communities work and helping students find their place within that community. JA Step to Success shows 3rd grade students what college is all about and how it can help them achieve their long-term career goals.
JA Company Program®
The JA Company Program® introduces students to the key elements involved in organizing and operating a business while empowering them to solve problems and address local needs through the entrepreneurial spirit. The JA Company Program® focuses on building 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, decision-making, and much more.
Check out the stories behind Junior Achievement Volunteers, Educators and Students. You'll learn about the incredible impact JA has had on these individuals and how your involvement can make a difference. Do you have a JA Story? Email Robin Olson!
JA Volunteer Spotlight
Our Volunteer Spotlight highlights a volunteer who empowers students to own their economic success. Want to nominate a volunteer? Email Robin Olson for more information on what to submit!
"I look forward to teaching JA each year! The JA activities are engaging and allow me to bring my world into the classroom."
"The students got a real idea of what a corporate office is like and some of the tools and technology they will use in the future."