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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 Inspire Virtual 2021

JA Inspire Virtual 2021

When: TBD
Where: Virtual Experience
Time: TBD

Students are going virtual, so we are too! This year, the JA Inspire Experience will be 100% virtualWith the help of an online event platform, JA Inspire will happen entirely online in 2021. Our online platform will allow companies to design their virtual booth, hand out digital flyers, and allow for tons of videos to deliver this same critical information to students. Click the button below to learn more! 

Virtual Learning and Homeschool Resources

Virtual Learning and Homeschool 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! 

JA Mind Challenge Workbooks

JA Mind Challenge Workbooks

Get ready for school! Stay ready for success! With our JA Mind Challenge workbooks, students will experience hands-on, interactive, fun learning activities no matter where their classroom is this year! Perfect for homeschoolers, distance learners, and even upcoming college freshmen! Click the button below to learn more and download your free workbook! 

JA Virtual Programs - Coming Fall 2020!

JA Virtual Programs - Coming Fall 2020!

You've been working in over drive to make sure your students are prepared to learn virtually. At JA, we see you! We appreciate you and your hard work. To support you, and your students, we're providing you with access to JA's free programming, virtually! With our fully customized Google Sites, you will have full virtual access to 7 of our programs and our Google Certified for Education staff for troubleshooting. Want to bring your classroom to life this year? Click the button below to learn more! 

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