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Junior Achievement

TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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 Eastern North Carolina'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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Eastern North Carolina 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 Eastern North Carolina!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Eastern North Carolina!

EDUCATOR

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 North Carolina school!
 

12,753
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2015-2016
506
CLASSES LOCALLY
2015-2016
445
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2015-2016
80
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2019-2020

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$10,000 CHALLENGE GRANT

$10,000 CHALLENGE GRANT

Anonymous Trust Invests in Junior Achievement
$10,000 Challenge Grant
 
JAENC is thrilled to announce a $10,000 Challenge Grant from our partner Anonymous Trust. Anonymous Trust has invested in Junior Achievement programs and students for several years, for which we are truly grateful. The Challenge Grant is new this year. In order to receive the grant JA will need to raise $10,000.
Anonymous Trust will match contributions dollar for dollar during our challenge period. The Challenge Grant period runs through June 15, 2021.
 
Please use this link JA Challenge Grant  to make a donation and help us reach our goal for the grant. If you have any questions about our Challenge Grant - please contact Bebee Lee at 919.821.2100 or bebee@jaoenc.org

Volunteer Opportunites

Volunteer Opportunites

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer that fits your schedule? Check out our Futured Opportunites in your area. 

JA Job Shadow

JA Job Shadow

Where: At your company or organization
Time: Typically a half business day

Students in our community come to you! You'll give them insight into your job and give them a tour of your company so they can have an opportunity to see how work gets done. It's a really great way to show them how products are made or services are promoted.  To learn more about hosting a JA Job Shadow at your company, please contact us below.

JA in a Day

JA in a Day

Where: In a school in your community
Time: Just one day

This experience uses the same JA programs as the traditional method, but it's condensed into a single day for a high-impact experience!  Perfect for the volunteer who can take just a day away from work.  Interested in having a JA in a Day at your school?  Please contact us below.

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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