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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of South Dakota
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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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?

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54,853
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
2,390
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
2,317
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
206
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

JA of South Dakota Spotlight

Bowl-a-Thon

Bowl-a-Thon

When: October, November, January, February
Where: 11 JA Communities
Time: Different times

JA Bowl-a-Thons are a great way to get co-workers, families, neighbors and friends together for a fun time while raising funds to help Junior Achievement reach more students in your community!

JA Giving Tuesday

JA Giving Tuesday

When: November 27, 2018

Support your favorite organizations on National Giving Tuesday!

JA Builds Tomorrow's Leaders

JA Builds Tomorrow's Leaders

Junior Achievement transforms kids by opening their eyes to opporutnities. JA teaches about being an entreprenur, running a business, solving problems, and being a leader. Precisely the skills you want from your future employees. 

 

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in South Dakota 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 South Dakota!

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 South Dakota!

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 South Dakota school!
 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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