Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Middle Tennessee'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.
Which Way To JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Middle Tennessee 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 Middle Tennessee!
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 Middle Tennessee!
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 Middle Tennessee school!
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JA of Middle Tennessee Spotlight
Junior Achievement's spring Bowl-a-Thon brings together business professionals from over 40 Middle TN companies to raise awareness and funds for JA!
Serving over 100,000 Middle Tennessee students since 2002. JA BizTown simulates day-to-day functions of real world communities and exposes students to a variety to jobs in the community. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle school students.
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 Finance Park
JA's fastest growing program nationwide and JA of Middle Tennessee's newest addition! JA Finance Park is a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.
"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."