Helping kids get
For 100 Years, Junior Achievement has been preparing kids for brighter futures.
Inspire 100% bigger dreams
Junior Achievement provides volunteer-delivered mentorship in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness to over 4.8 million kids every year. With your help, we can encourage kids to dream bigger, see more possibilities and reach their potential in ways they never dreamed they could.
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Our programs work
Said what they learned would help them get a job.
Are confident in their ability to successfully compete in the workforce.
Are confident in their ability to manage money.
All of a sudden, this lightbulb goes off and they say,
‘I now know why we did it the way we did it.'
I don't know how to explain it, but they get it.
See What JA Has Done In The Past 100 Years
Junior Achievement has taught over 4.8 million students throughout its history. Learn more about JA's History.
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You can make a donation or volunteer. If you want more information about volunteering, let us know, and we'll get in touch. It's easy, the hours are flexible and you can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. Learn more.Get Involved
- Based on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Based on the 2010 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index.
- Based on 2012 survey by ING Direct and Capital One, interviewing 1,000 teens age 12–17.