Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Delaware & Delaware Pathways
Help Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Delaware'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.
We provide turn-key solutions for businesses to engage students through Delaware Pathways; rigorous and proven curriculum to educators for Delaware Financial Literacy Standards; and a world-class business start-up experience for teens to answer the Delaware Growth Agenda strategy around Youth Entrepreneurship.
Why Junior Achievement?
JA of Delaware 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 our local 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 Delaware 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 Delaware!
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 Delaware!
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; students engage with role models from local companies at your school or at the worksite; students become "adults for a day" in world-class simulations at the JA Campus.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how to get JA programs into your school!
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JA of Delaware Spotlight
JA of Delaware Events
JA of Delaware hosts events that are fun and benefit the children of our community by teaching them real-world financial lessons. By participating in JA events you will be helping provide those lessons.
Calling JA BizTown Volunteers!®
Would you like the chance to participate as a volunteer in a fun and educational, a real-world financial simulation that improves the financial literacy of the kids of our community? JA BizTown is that opportunity and we are looking for volunteers just like you.
Calling all JA Alumni!
Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"
JA Barracuda Bowl
The next generation of business leaders throughout our community will display their entrepreneurial savvy in a full-scale competition, including product exhibits and business plan presentations from the top student-led businesses, will be featured during the event. Winning teams qualify to compete nationally in Washington D.C.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."