Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Greater St. Louis's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs help students understand how to manage money, explore what it means to start a business and be better prepared for the future of work.
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.
Ways To engage with JA!
You or your business can support the growing need for youth development in Greater St. Louis by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
By volunteering for JA yourself or 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.
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.
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Greater St. Louis school!
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JA of Greater St. Louis Spotlight
JA Homeschool Days
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis offers two financial literacy/work readiness/entrepreneurship Capstone programs to the homeschool community: JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. The experience begins in the classroom with 12 lessons of JA-provided curriculum that culminates with a daylong visit to our facility. Here students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.
JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®
Innovative, bold, relevant. JA 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.
Share Your #JAStory
The JA experience impacts lives with its hands-on programs and real-world relevance. As a volunteer, teacher, donor or student you have seen that first hand. Please share what JA has meant to you!
Join Us For The JA Career Fair
At the Spring 2019 JA Career Fair, students will meet with representatives from the six career pathways who will share their stories – the paths to their jobs – education and training requirements for their professions and what a typical day on the job looks like.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."