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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Western Connecticut'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 Western Connecticut 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 Western Connecticut!

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 Western Connecticut!

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 Western Connecticut school!
 

4,803,046
STUDENTS reached NATIONALLY
2015-2016
209,651
CLASSES NATIONALLY
2015-2016
237,680
VOLUNTEERS NATIONALLY
2015-2016
21,802
SCHOOLS reached NATIONALLY
2015-2016

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JA of Western Connecticut Spotlight

Junior Achievement Special Events

Junior Achievement Special Events

At JA of Western Connecticut, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorhsip, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

JA High School Heroes

JA High School Heroes

Junior Achievement students from area high schools are using their learned presentation and leadership skills by volunteering in Junior Achievement elementary schools classrooms. Learn more about the High School Heroes and other new Junior Achievement program initiatives.

  • "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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of Western Connecticut

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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (203) 382-0180 or email us!