you can break the cycle. you can change the game.
38% of households in Maryland can't afford the basic needs to live. That means thousands of students on the Shore are living without the tools and resources they need to be successful. Together, we can change the game.
38% of households in maryland can't afford the basic needs to live.
Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing possibility and powering potential for students, grades K-12, on The Shore. As the liaisons between business and education, we immerse ourselves in local business industries, identify the needs of the marketplace, and develop an innovative, needs-based curriculum that is brought to life by volunteers in our community. We teach concepts that equip and inspire our students to:
- Live within their means
- Build wealth
- Identify fulfilling career pathways
- Prepare for the "new normal" of work
- Explore entrepreneurial thinking that stimulates our local economy and employs our neighbors
JA of the Eastern Shore Spotlight
JA Inspire Virtual 2021
Students are going virtual, so we are too! This year, the JA Inspire Experience will be 100% virtual!
2020 - 2021 Program Plan
We have been working hard to provide adaptable programming to our schools and students this year. We knew, when our students went virtual, we needed to go virtual too. We have developed several new virtual program options this school year, and are excited to begin classes! Click the button below to learn more about our program plans this year.
Give The Game on #GivingTuesday!
Every year, you and hundreds of other Game Changers in our community come together and change the game for students on the Shore. You give your time, your experiences, and your passion all in exchange for seeing students unlock their potential. Last year, you helped to power potential and provide possibility to 10,000 students in 6 counties on the Shore. We couldn't be more excited and thankful for amazing people like you! This year, you can reach more students than ever with JA's virtual programming. How? Join hundreds of Game Changers in your community on Giving Tuesday and #GiveTheGame!
JA Virtual Programs - NOW AVAILABLE
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 JA Program 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!
Which Way To JA?
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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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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Eastern Shore school!