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Junior Achievement's Purpose:
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA impacted over 4.5 million U.S. students in more than 197,000 classrooms during 2013-2014.
Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 213,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
Learn about JA's Blended Learning Transformation
Junior Achievement is incorporating a blended learning approach into its programs, creating a scalable, relevant, and responsive student experience. By blending our current face-to-face approach with digital opportunities to access JA content, we can reach more students in more relevant ways that better accommodate students' diverse learning styles and provide them with 21st century skills that will equip them to be successful in the global marketplace. Learn more here.
Volunteer with Junior Achievement
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A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU.
All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you.
What's the commitment?
Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!
Tell us what you think:
" Junior Achievement has been a way to learn about our economic role in society. Before I had the opportunity to participate in this program, I was never aware of the importance of economics in my life. "
Teachers are enabled with Junior Achievement USA®
Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program, and later through in-school partnerships with educators. The impact on students is currently nearly 80 million in the U.S., and it's growing.
Why Junior Achievement in the Classroom?
Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. At your invitation, we help arrange for business people and local community leaders to visit your classroom a few times or throughout the semester. They volunteer to share their workforce experience with your students, all while teaching sound economic principles and reinforcing your class curricula.
Giving Students a Brighter Future
Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts, particularly those who participate in programs at consecutive grade levels, according to independent evaluators.
Students Succeed More Often with Junior Achievement USA®
We talk a lot about helping students understand the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. But what kind of impact can possession of these skills have on your life?
Think about it. What are you going to be when you grow up? How much education will you need to pull it off? Where are you going to live? What are you going to drive? How much will all of it cost you? What about your credit? These questions are part of all the serious stuff you need to ask yourself.
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Junior Achievement Alumni
Welcome back to Junior Achievement! Whether you participated in the JA Company Program® as a high school student, or have been volunteering to teach JA programs in your community, we want to celebrate all you have done to make Junior Achievement the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
When asked if being a JA student positively affected their future, 92 percent of JA alumni responded with a resounding, "yes!" Across the board, JA graduates reported more confidence in succeeding with work-readiness objectives, such as personal money management, "acing" a job interview and demonstrating a competitive edge on the job. Being a JA student has a positive and lasting impact on young people's economic and entrepreneurship skills, career choices and success.
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Hall of Fame Laureates
Egbert Perry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Integral Group LLC. As a man who is not motivated by money, his professional career is motivated in large part by making an impact in ways that make a difference.
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