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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Southwestern Indiana'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 Southwestern Indiana 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 Southwestern Indiana!

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 Southwestern Indiana!

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 Southwestern Indiana school!
 

27,204
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,232
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
237,680
VOLUNTEERS NATIONALLY
2015-2016
21,802
SCHOOLS reached NATIONALLY
2015-2016

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JA of Southwestern Indiana Spotlight

Dollars Make Sense

Dollars Make Sense

When: April

April is Financial Literacy Month. As a JA Pillar of Success, financial literacy is a top priority for our organization. Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana has a developed a fundraising and awareness campaign that will coincide with Financial Literacy Month. The campaign, titled "Dollars Make Sense (DMS)," will help to generate much needed funds and raise awareness for the work Junior Achievement does. 

JA JobSpark 2018

JA JobSpark 2018

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018; Thursday, September 27, 2018
Where: Old National Events Plaza
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students will learn about skills needed for jobs that will be in demand when they graduate, while utilizing equipment and performing activities used in those jobs daily.

Calling all JA Alumni!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

  • "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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