Over 100 million students have been in JA since 1919.  Over 875,000 participated in the Memphis program since we opened in 1955.

Were you one of them?  Or have you been a volunteer or teacher with JA?  We would love to reconnect with you!  Visit the Connect Alumni website for more information.


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.


Why JA?

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.




Coming Spring 2022- JA Inspire

Junior Achivement of Mid-South is proud to announce that in spring of 2022 we will be offering the JA Inspire program. 

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond.