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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Greater New Orleans' 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 our 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 Greater New Orleans 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 Greater New Orleans!

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 Greater New Orleans!

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 Greater New Orleans school!
 

32,871
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,340
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,311
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
127
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA of Greater New Orleans Spotlight

Crescent City Corporate Championship Golf Tournament

Crescent City Corporate Championship Golf Tournament

When: Friday, October 27, 2017
Where: Beau Chêne Country Club in Mandeville, LA
Time: 7:00am – 2:00pm

We invite you to participate in an exciting day of golf, corporate networking and client appreciation at Beau Chene Country Club.  As one of the area's most exclusive and successful tournaments, the Crescent City Corporate Championship will provide you with a premier customer entertainment opportunity.  This tournament is golf at its best.  We guarantee you'll be amazed and delighted!

Capital One/JA Mobile Finance Park<sup>®</sup> and JA BizTown<sup>®</sup>

Capital One/JA Mobile Finance Park® and JA BizTown®

Innovative, bold, relevant. Capital One/JA Mobile Finance Park and JA BizTown is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

City Stars Soirée

City Stars Soirée

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: JA BizTown
Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

The City Stars Soirée, presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, is a social gala featuring food, libations, music, a silent auction, and fun!  The event recognizes Rising Stars and food from over a dozen local restaurants. A Rising Star is a young entrepreneur, 40 and under, who is the founder, co-founder, owner and/or integral key person of a growing entrepreneurial business who has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills with high moral and ethical standards.
 

Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge

Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge

The Brees Dream Foundation and JA of Greater New Orleans have partnered to help high school students turn their big ideas into reality with the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge.  The competition teaches entrepreneurial thinking to students and fine tunes their business pitches before presenting the finalists at a culminating event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (504) 569-8650 or email us!