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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA Three Pillars

JA of Southern Massachusetts'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 Southern Massachusetts 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 Southern Massachusetts!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Southern Massachusetts!

EDUCATOR

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Southern Massachusetts school!
 

6,639
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
340
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
215
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
52
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA of Southern Massachusetts EVENT Spotlight


19th ANNUAL IRONMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT

When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Where: TPC Boston- 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd. Norton, MA 02766
Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

 

Please join us for world-class golf at the 20th annual IRONMAN Golf Tournament at the prestigious Tournament Players Club in Norton, MA. This is  JA's premier annual fundraiser, providing 72 golfers each May with exclusive access to the extraordinary TPC facilities, home of the renowned Deutsche Bank Championship, as they compete in a Ryder Cup style format.

 


4TH ANNUAL JA TITAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Where: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA‎
Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm
 

 

The Titan Business Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition in which students compete against other high school teams to win college scholarship dollars. Students compete in teams of three using the TITAN online business simulation program. Each team is paired with a business mentor from the community who offers guidance during the competition.

 

 


STRIKES FOR SUCCESS

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 
Where: Wonderbowl (New Bedford, MA), Holiday Lanes (Westport, MA)
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm

 

Participating in Strikes for Success is a great way for community groups, companies and individuals to support local students while also having fun with colleagues, friends, and family members. Last year, the event raised nearly $21,000 for JA programs, directly supporting nearly 700 local students.

 


CAMP SPARK

When: Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Time: Week-Long Residential Program

 

Camp SPARK is a weeklong residential camp for middle school girls focused on social entrepreneurship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. A unique combination of career exploration, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, the camp encourages its participants to identify and address important issues facing the SouthCoast.  

 

  • "Having volunteers in our classroom shows our students that people care about them."

    -Assistant Principal
  • "Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • "I learned that I really can do anything."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I donate to JA because I know that it is an investment in my communities future."

    -Junior Achievement Donor

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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at 508-997-6536 or email us!