Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has been dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy since 1955. Through an extensive offering of experiential, hands-on programs JA empowers students by helping them discover the tools they need to own their economic success.
More than 10,000 students participate in JA programs each year throughout the Greater Memphis area. Our programs are taught by volunteers from all walks of life, including: business people, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization.
Now accepting applications for JA Young Professionals Board!
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South is now accepting applications for our brand new Young Professionals Board. Would you like to be part of a dynamic group of innovative, energetic, and philanthropic young professionals with an interest in our mission of financial literacy? We're looking for the best and brightest Memphis has to offer. This is your opportunity to gain experience in board leadership with a global nonprofit organization, network, fundraise, interact with community leaders, and participate in special events. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2016. Click here to learn more!
MassMutual FutureSmart Challenge
January 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM | FedEx Forum MassMutual's FutureSmart Challenge is a financial education program that offers middle school students the opportunity to learn about making smart financial choices. In an exciting interactive seminar, led by actor and author Hill Harper, our young leaders will learn about topics such as how education and career choices can impact what they earn. This seminar will be hosted with the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum and will be followed by a Junior Achievement financial education curriculum in the classroom during the school year. Up to 3,000 young leaders from the Memphis area will be challenged to take positive steps toward becoming financial ambassadors for themselves and their communities. To sign up, contact Steven Fox at email@example.com or 901-507-2072.
JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer-driven programs show them all of the possibilities that lay before them.
“JA is about reaching into the community to ensure that our children are empowered and ready to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
— Yarnelle Waller, Smith & Nephew
“JA taught me how to properly write a check. I also learned how to manage money and make a budget. It was a very useful experience.”
— Jordan, Power Center Academy
“For me, education is most effective when the curriculum is well-organized and focused in its objectives, when the direct instruction is engaging and dynamic, and when the application is evident and relevant. This encapsulates the JA BizTown program for my students.”