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JA of New York'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 York 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 York!


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 New York!


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 York school!


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Support JA

Support JA

When you support JA New York, you provide over 90,000 K-12 students the opportunity to dive head first into the real world. Make a donation today to empower the kids of NYC, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley to own their future success and make smart academic and economic choices.

2018 Leadership Awards Gala

2018 Leadership Awards Gala

The JA New York Leadership Awards Gala is our signature fundraising event held in Manhattan's Gotham Hall each November. In 2018, we were proud to honor Rodney O. Martin, Jr., CEO and Chairman, Voya Financial and Scott Gerber, CEO, The Community Company and Founder, Young Entrepreneur Council along with our 2018 Student of the Year, Josue Quintero from Brooklyn Preparatory High School.

Bronx High School of Science Takes First Prize at JA New York's 2018 Business Plan Competition

Bronx High School of Science Takes First Prize at JA New York's 2018 Business Plan Competition

Eleven years ago, JA New York developed a capstone program that would ultimately become a premier starting point for young entrepreneurs, igniting the spark in hundreds of high school students each year to pursue a career in business. Learn about the program and see what business plans the top 2018 Finalist teams pitched to our panel judges.

Volunteer with JA

Volunteer with JA

A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. JA New York provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!

Junior Achievement of New York consistently receives high grades for accountability and transparency.

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  • "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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