Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success
Junior Achievement USA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 212,101 classrooms and after-school locations.
Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
Locally, Junior Achievement impacts 33,796 students in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties each year. With the help of 1,500 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.
Save the Date - 4th Annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Akerman LLP
The Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge is an event in which participants embark on a fast-paced simulation of a 60-day cycle of the stock market. Teams compete by buying and selling fictitious stocks. Every 60 seconds represents one day of trading, and each day brings news from financial markets, challenging teams to analyze and decide what actions they should take. The team with the highest worth in their stock portfolio at the closing bell wins! Click here for more information.
Meet our Newest Program: JA Inspire
JA Inspire is an exciting new program, the first of its kind, specifically targeting eighth graders. This program will help launch middle school students into their futures, including high school, college, and careers.
After three explorative in-class lessons, including a personalized career assessment, 3,000 eighth grade students will attend an interactive career expo, exposing them to industries, career opportunities, and required education levels. JA Inspire provides students the rare opportunity to explore potential career paths for the high-wage and high-demand jobs in our local community.
We are looking for companies and individuals who care about the future leaders in our community, who are willing to sponsor this program and/or become exhibitors at the career expo, which is scheduled for November 19, 2019. Together we can forge the critical link between school and the workplace, opening students' minds to what is possible and the steps they will need to take to achieve success in the future.
To view exhibitor information and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Junior Achievement is 100!!!
Celebrating 100 years of helping kids get 100% ready...
JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Murray Crane. JA's founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities. Today, the mission is similar: to empower young people to own their economic success, preparing them for the future. Click here to read a press release about the Centennial.
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