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Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

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Now more than ever, young people need to envision a future that they can shape and look forward to. At JA we are all about inspiring tomorrows. Though the "how" of what we do has changed, the "why" that drives our mission remains the same. 

We don't know what the economy or job market will look like when our communities begin to start up again. But mentoring young people to be engaged, resilient and forward thinking will be vital to the success of that effort. 

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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 102,000 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.

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!

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

Lace up your running shoes and join the Smarter Tomorrow Foundation and Junior Achievement of New York in the first NYC 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness in support of financial literacy programs that put kids on the right track to financial success and security.

Lower Hudson Valley Champions Dinner

Lower Hudson Valley Champions Dinner

The JA New York Lower Hudson Valley Champions Dinner is our signature fundraising event in the Lower Hudson Valley. This year, we are thrilled to honor Christopher Levendos, Vice President of Network Engineering & Operations at Crown Castle, Inc., and longtime supporter of JA New York and our work in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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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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

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