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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

ANNUAL IRONMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT

ANNUAL IRONMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT

When: Monday, September 24, 2018
Where: The Bay Club at Mattapoisett
Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Please join us for Day Two of the 2018 IRONMAN Golf Championship Series! The event will be held at the prestigious Bay Club and include:

  • 36 Holes of Championship Golf
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet, and a Post Golf Reception with Dinner and Awards on the Patio
  • Outstanding Prizes

ANNUAL JA TITAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE

ANNUAL JA TITAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE

When: March 12, 2019
Where: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - 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 SPARK

STRIKES FOR SPARK

When: November 10, 2018
Where: New Bedford, Westport, North Attleboro, Buzzards Bay
Time: 2:00pm, 7:00pm

Register now for Strikes for SPARK, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts' 2018 Bowling Fundraiser. Last year this event raised $15,000 to bring JA's free life-changing programs to local students, and this year we are aiming to raise even more in support of the JA SPARK Program!

JA SPARK Program

JA SPARK Program

The JA SPARK Program is a free two-year program for 13-14 year old girls from across Southern Massachusetts focusing on leadership and entrepreneurial thinking, highlighted by one week-long residential summer experience each year. SPARK offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, career readiness, financial literacy, and leadership development.

Click here to view the 2018 SPARK Report: Massachusetts Maritime Academy Summer Experience!

Interested in applying? Contact Nicole at nicole.nault@ja.org or 508-997-6536.

  • "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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