Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Northern California
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Northern California'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 Northern California 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 Northern California!
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 California!
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 Northern California school!
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JA of Northern California Spotlight
JA Glenlyon Scholarship
Junior Achievement of Northern California invites high school seniors to apply for the JA Glenlyon Scholarship. Outstanding JA students are awarded with a 4-year, renewable $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate study. It is intended to inspire and support our students toward college and future economic success.
JA NorCal Business Hall of Fame - Centennial Gala
Celebrating 100 years of the JA mission, the Business Hall of Fame Awards Gala is Junior Achievement's principal fundraiser. This event honors our volunteers, educators and outstanding business leaders who have made a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the Bay Area.
Introducing JA Finance Park Mobile
The JA Finance Park program is composed of 13 required teacher-taught, in-class lessons. It culminates in a hands-on budgeting simulation the JA Finance Park Mobile site where students apply classroom learning by creating a family budget based on a hypothetical life situation.
Volunteering in the classroom is so rewarding! JA provides all the materials and training to ensure a remarkable experience. Grab some co-workers and sign up!
"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."