Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Upstate South Carolina'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 South Carolina 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 Upstate South Carolina!
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 Upstate South Carolina!
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 Carolina school!
Watch the Video
JA of Upstate South Carolina Spotlight
Annual Celebration of the impact of JA on our community where we recognize our JA Champions and Super Volunteers. Join us in enjoying food and live music from the local community as students share their experiences, a keynote speaker connects the relevance of JA to critical issues affecting workforce development, financial literacy, and entreprenuership.
JA Night at Willy Taco
Come meet the volunteers who make Junior Achievement possible and enjoy a taco or two!
2019 JA Entrepreneurship Month
Teachers: Are you interested in having an entrepreneur speak to your class? Call 864-244-4017 to get on the schedule.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."