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About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by our core values:

Belief in the boundless potential of young people

Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship

Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it

Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals

Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration

Conviction in the education and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

Junior Achievement Facts

What Is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement has 104 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Proven Success

Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on Junior Achievement's effectiveness. Findings prove that Junior Achievement has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results.


Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Program Reach

Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 209,651 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 104 Area Offices in all 50 states. JA New York reaches more than 102,000 students per year across New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley.


Joseph A. Peri is the President and CEO of JA New York. Keith Pinniger, Managing Director of Citigroup, is the Chairman. The Board of Directors is comprised of partner companies representing a variety of industries in New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. Eleven Officers & Executive Committee members form the leadership of the board and oversee five committees that ensure the organization's success.


JA New York's 7,600 classroom volunteers come from all walks of life, including: business people, college students, parents, retirees and community members. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization and deliver JA programs throughout the school year and summer.

JA of New York Team


Meet the passionate and committed team that is working hard to empower our youth.

JA Staff


Our staff is committed to make your experience working with us absolutely the best!

JA Leadership


Our Board Members includes the finest business and individual  leaders in our community.

JA Board

More About Junior Achievement

Financials AND Annual Reports

We've consistently received high grades for accountability and transparency.

JA Financials



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Junior Achievement of New York serves three areas:
New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley

New York City Office
420 Lexington Avenue Suite 205 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 907.0050 Fax: (212) 949.5262 info@jany.org

Long Island Office
250 Willis Avenue Lower Level Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Phone: (516) 625.9089  Fax: (516) 625.9077 info@jany.org

Lower Hudson Valley Office
12 Hamilton Place Suite 2 Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 524.9760  Fax: (914) 524.9447 info@jany.org

Diversity Statement: Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in "empowering young people to own their economic success®" through volunteer-led, experiential learning. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.

  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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