Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
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.
Which Way To JA?
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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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Southern Massachusetts!
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 Southern Massachusetts!
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!
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JA OF SOUTHERN MASSACHUSETTS EVENT SPOTLIGHT
ANNUAL IRONMAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Please join us for world-class golf at the 21st annual IRONMAN Golf Tournament at the prestigious Bay Club in Mattapoisett. 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.
ANNUAL JA TITAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE
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
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.
JA Student Entrepreneurship ChallengeSPARK PROGRAM
SPARK is a free, year-long program for middle school girls focusing on leadership and entrepreneurial thinking, highlighted by a week-long residential summer experience. The program is a unique combination of career readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and leadership development.
"Having volunteers in our classroom shows our students that people care about them."
"Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life."
"I learned that I really can do anything."
"I donate to JA because I know that it is an investment in my communities future."