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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Northern New England'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.
Why Junior Achievement?

JA Event Spotlight

The Spirit of JA Celebration

The Spirit of JA Celebration

When: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Where: Aloft Boston Seaport District
Time: 5:30-9:00 PM

Each year corporate and civic leaders gather for Junior Achievement's annual dinner to help build a better Northern New England. Join us in April for an interactive evening where discovering the JA mission is the theme. The night will include hands-on demonstrations, student participation, and a program that will bring the impact and mission of JA to life. There will be a special keynote speaker, silent auction items, and we will recognize leaders who embody the spirit of community commitment to youth education.

Event Partners:  

JA Bowl-A-Thon Fundraisers

JA Bowl-A-Thon Fundraisers

Enjoy an evening with co-workers and colleagues for a "Party with a Purpose!"

Junior Achievement's Bowl-A-Thon brings together companies and business professionals for a night of networking, camaraderie, and fun. Participating in a Bowl-A-Thon not only helps raise awareness and funds for Junior Achievement but is also a great team building activity for companies.

Get Fit For JA

Get Fit For JA

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Where: Equinox 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM

It's 2020, that means its time to start those new years resolutions of getting into shape by joining our fitness class and raise money for JA! Junior Achievement is giving you the opportunity to throw on your spandex and join in on the fun with well known Equinox instructor, Ali Baldassare. Get excited to sweat and smile while the music blasts and the lights flash! After the class join us for some appetizers and drinks at Brandy Pete's down the street.

Hosted by The Associate Board of Directors! 

Event Partner: 

JA Awarded Cummings Foundation's $100k for 100 Grant


We are proud to announce that Junior Achievement is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program! This generous grant will support JA programs in Lawrence, MA over the next three years, including the continuation of the JA Company Program with Merrimack Valley high school students. Thank you Cummings Foundation!

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Northern New England by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Northern New England!


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 Northern New England


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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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your New England school!


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  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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