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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!


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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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your South Carolina school!


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JA of Upstate South Carolina Spotlight

2020 JA Golf Tournament

2020 JA Golf Tournament

When: June 19, 2020
Where: The Preserve at Verdae
Time: 8:00 AM

Each year, Junior Achievement of Upstate SC hosts a golf tournament to help raise money and awarenessfor JA! All proceeds go toward providing programs focusing on those elements that empower Upstate students to succeed in school, work, and life:
financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills. 

JA Biz Bowl 2020

JA Biz Bowl 2020

When: March 6 & 13, 2020
Where: Bowlero, 740 S Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
Time: TBD

JA's annual bowling tournament for business teams. Bring your work team out to Bowlero in Greenville for a fun night of friendly competition, prizes, and fundraising.

Junior Executive Challenge

Junior Executive Challenge

When: Tuesday April 21, 2019
Where: Greenville Convention Center
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

The Junior Executive Challenge brings together businesses and high school students in an interactive day of competition, skills development, career exploration, and guidance from role models in the real world of work. 

  • "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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