About Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Empowering the Next Great Business Minds

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin continues to be one of the most successful affiliates of JA USA. Ranked 3rd among 118 U.S. affiliates, the Wisconsin operation is the only area to be awarded the prestigious Summit Award yearly since 1987. The Summit Award recognizes program quality, customer satisfaction, overall management effectiveness, growth and financial solvency. During the recently completed 2016-2017 school year, 158,622 Wisconsin children attending 1,076 public and private schools participated in JA.



Our Educational Pillars

  • Entrepreneurship — JA students recognize opportunities and organize resources to maximize innovative thought and creative activity.
  • Financial Literacy — Our students have the personal financial knowledge necessary to effectively meet personal fiscal challenges and obligations, take advantage of economic opportunities, and plan courses of action to achieve goals.
  • Workforce Readiness — JA students possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills required to demonstrate their readiness to successfully engage in meaningful and productive work.