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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Maine
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Maine'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. To get involved, visit our Classroom Openings page for current opportunities.

 

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.
  • Maine is the oldest state in the United States with a median age of 43.5.
  • Maine is predicted to lose 20,000 workers by 2020.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Maine 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 Maine!

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 Maine!

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 Maine school!
 

13,971
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
797
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
565
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
156
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

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JA of Maine Spotlight

JA Golf Classic

JA Golf Classic

When: Monday, September 17th, 2018
Where: Martindale Country Club, Auburn, ME

This JA golf event is a fun-filled afternoon of networking where companies can bring employees for team building or host clients and prospects, while supporting community role models as they teach students in our community how money, careers, and business ownership work with JA's proven programs.

Maine Business Hall of Fame North

Maine Business Hall of Fame North

When: Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Where: Bangor Hilton Garden Inn
Time: 5:00pm

Since 1990, Junior Achievement of Maine's Business Hall of Fame has honored the state's most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society.

Calling all JA Alumni!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

JA Titan Challenge

JA Titan Challenge

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Where: 6 Locations Across Maine

The Titan Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition for high school students. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to guide a fledgling company through the ups and downs of the market.

  • "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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