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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

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

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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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

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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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Upstate South Carolina!

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 Upstate South Carolina!

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 Carolina school!
 

9,826
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
453
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
350
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
52
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

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JA of Upstate South Carolina Spotlight

JAm Fest 2018

JAm Fest 2018

If you missed the fun at JAm fest, click below to see what we did and learn more about these students from Alexander Elementary!  And if you want to make a direct impact on students like them, go to this link for details about being a role model  to a student for lunch on November 16 and donating new or gently-used books that the kids can take home or that the Alexander Elementary library can use.

Entrepreneurship Month

Entrepreneurship Month

When: November 12-30, 2018
Where: Local High Schools

During the month of November, JA of Upstate SC is scheduling local entrepreneurs to visit high school classrooms and introduce these students to the ideas of entrepreneurship. More information for both teachers and entrepreneurs below.

BIZ  BOWL 2019

BIZ BOWL 2019

When: March 1, 2019 or March 8, 2019
Where: AMF Star Lanes
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Step back in time with your co-workers for Junior Achievements "Back to the 80's BIZ BOWL." We are offering 2 dates this year!

 

  • "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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