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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of the Permian Basin'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 Permian Basin 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 the Permian Basin!


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 the Permian Basin!


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 Permian Basin school!


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JA of the Permian Basin Spotlight

2018 Nighttime Jingle Bell Run benefitting Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin

2018 Nighttime Jingle Bell Run benefitting Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin

When: December 1, 2018
Where: Scharbauer Elementary School - 2115 Hereford Blvd. Midland, TX 79707
Time: 5:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Experience a nighttime Christmas lights race through Grasslands Estates West combining Midland's largest race, Christmas lights and, of course, SANTA! This race features food trucks, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa and the BEST Christmas spirit found in Midland.

This race will be hosted by Scharbauer Elementary school in collaboration with Grasslands Estates West. This year's race will once again feature 1K/5K/10K.

Midland Athletic Co. believes in giving back to the community and those who serve it. The 2018 Nighttime Jingle Bell Run will be benefitting Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin. ALL DONATIONS received by runners will go to help support Junior Achievement and their local mission. JA of the Permian Basin will be present during this race and volunteering their time to make sure you have a professional, fun and competitive race this year.

Calling all JA Alumni!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life?

Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career?

Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA 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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