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.
Man on the Street Interviews reveal surprising insights about personal finance
Among the survey's findings: nearly half of teens (48 percent) say parents will help pay for college but only 16 percent of parents (of teens) report planning to help. This is the first year parents have been included as part of the Teens & Personal Finance Survey. To read more about the survey results, visit www.ja.org.
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.