Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Maine
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
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.
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.
Which Way To JA?
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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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Maine!
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 Maine!
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!
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JA of Maine Spotlight
JA Golf Classic
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
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!
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?"
Gorham Savings Bank's Launchpad Junior
Through Gorham Savings Bank's partnership with Junior Achievement, middle schoolers in Maine will have the chance to participate in GSB's entrepreneurial competition "LaunchPad" through the JA "It's My Business!®" program. Dubbed "LaunchPad Junior", students break into groups and brainstorm ideas for a Teen Club.
"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."