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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

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

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JA of New Jersey'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?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in New Jersey 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 New Jersey!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

Groups of all sizes through your organization can volunteer during work hours, on-site and off-site, to share your experiences and inspire young people to pursue their dreams. 

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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of New Jersey!

EDUCATOR

Quality volunteers from the community serve as role models to your students through JA's proven hands-on, experiential learning 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 New Jersey school!
 

82,000
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019
3,300
CLASSES LOCALLY
2018-2019
5,000
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
250
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

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JA Education Center

JA Education Center

The Center is a place for business and community leaders to come together for a host of special events, such as the November 15th Centennial Celebration – A Taste of the Decades  and private functions and meetings for partnering companies. 

New Jersey Business Hall of Fame<sup>TM</sup>

New Jersey Business Hall of FameTM

JA's signature event and New Jersey's premier platform that recognizes today's ultimate business role models is held every spring with an attendance of 600+ most prominent and community-minded leaders who come out to support the JA mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed and the class of laureates who are selected by their peers annually.

Induction into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame is a prestigious recognition that is coveted by many. Each year JA throws a class act event with a large silent auction and an impactful program led and presented by JA High School Hero student ambassadors.

JA Programs in New Jersey

JA Programs in New Jersey

With a focus on empowering youth to be our next generation of employees, leaders, and business owners, JANJ offers all of its programming at no cost to schools, students, and their families while helping them to meet state academic standards and graduation requirements. JA's programs rely on volunteer role models to bring each and every program to life.

Employee Engagement/Volunteerism

Employee Engagement/Volunteerism

Without dedicated educators who want to give their students experiences beyond the classroom, our JA volunteers would have nothing to do. JA relies on its volunteer network to deliver our programs that inspire young people to be our future workforce and responsible citizens. While volunteering for JA, volunteers are honing their own leadership, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills as they empower students with the same skills while mentoring them. Volunteer groups of all sizes are trained by JA professionals prior to volunteer engagement, typically on the same day as the volunteer experience. 

  • "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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