About Our Office
Since 1919, Junior Achievement's purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. The local office was established in 1988.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Our programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community in your area across America and in over 103 countries worldwide.
Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. This year more than 200,000 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students will enter our schools to teach Junior Achievement programs throughout America. Locally, over 200 volunteers are involved. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement.
Through the help of Tyler area volunteers and funders, we will reach over 4,800 local students during the 2015-16 school year. Now, more than ever, our children need to know why free enterprise is so important to America.