Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success
JA impacted 293,033 area students in more than 13,520 classrooms during 2013-2014.
Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12thgrade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of 12,336 volunteers, JA students develop the skills
they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.
The New JA Finance Park launches this October
Thanks to support from KPMG LLP, the JA Finance Park curriculum has been redeveloped. Educators now lead 13 activities that provide the foundation of financial literacy prior to the students' site visit. These lessons are offered in a traditional classroom presentation format designed for middle-grade students, and in a new project-based learning format created for high school students. And thanks to Capital One, the JA of Southeast Texas site-based program is now paperless. Students will utilize tablets to develop their family budget, then participate in a shopping phase to ensure they adhere to the plan they developed. This infusion of technology has created a new blended learning paradigm that offers cutting-edge experiences for our students.
JA Inspire provides students with insight into a potential future
Over 18,000 students will participate in JA Inspire during late January and early February. With the career information learned during this fun and exciting day, students will be able to map out a plan for success. Students will better understand the work needed and the courses to take in order to be prepared for their chosen careers. Whether off to University, Junior College or Trade School each student needs to be prepared to meet the challenge those schools will require. The adjacent video, shown to students at the event, provides insights into several of the participating companies.