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Junior Achievement


Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

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JA of the Eastern Shore'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?

Junior Achievement of Eastern Shore is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth, grades K-12 both public and private, on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.  Our hands-on, age-appropriate programs inspire youth to live within their means, prepare for the world of work and understand the free enterprise system. Our programs are brought to life by local business members from the community. We are an enhancement to what kids learn in school and a direct link to real-life applications, making school relevant and increasing students' engagement in the classroom:

  • 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 on the Eastern Shore 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 the Eastern Shore!


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 the Eastern Shore!


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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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Eastern Shore school!


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JA of the Eastern Shore Spotlight

JA Inspire

JA Inspire

When: February 27, 2020
Where: Ocean City Convention Center
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Not all students receive career mentorship at home. JA Inspire offers students the opportunity to learn about careers from caring mentors in time to plan their high school coursework. For businesses, this is a chance to build your future workforce through experiential and hands-on learning.

Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is providing distance learning resources for our community during this unique time of school closures. We currently have  resources for students, parents, educators, and our volunteers. We have added "The Achiever Weekly". Fun, easy, and relevant activties for all ages sent right to your inbox every Tuesday! Click the button below to learn more! 

Virtual Career Speaker Series

Virtual Career Speaker Series

Our virtual career speaker series will highlight a variety of careers, giving insight on the daily tasks, the education, and skill requirements for that job. If you are interested in joining the Career Speaker Series and giving students on the shore learning opportunity, schedule your interview today!

34th Annual Golf Tournament - IMPORTANT UPDATES

34th Annual Golf Tournament - IMPORTANT UPDATES

When: July 1, 2020
Where: Glen Riddle Golf Course
Time: 12:00 PM

Join Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore for a golf tournament that will benefit the youth of our community. This golf day is a great opportunity to win great prizes, network with local business figures, and great food & drink.


UPDATE: Due to the recent government regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our 34th Annual Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for JULY 1, 2020. Please continue to visit our website and social media for event updates. 

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