Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Wisconsin'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?
Junior Achievement (JA) helps students realize the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show students all of the possibilities that lie before them. They realize they can choose different paths: attend college, enter a specific trade, or start their own business. Through your participation with JA as an organization or as an individual, you will impact the students in our community. In fact, after Junior Achievement programs:
- 90% are confident managing their finances.
- 93% earn their high school diploma or GED (10% higher than the national average).
- 20% more income is earned compared to the general population.
- 88% are satisfied in their careers.
Which Way To JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Wisconsin by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Wisconsin!
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 Wisconsin!
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 Wisconsin school!
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JA of Wisconsin Spotlight
Junior Achievement is here to help finance your college education. JA of Wisconsin offers nearly $30,000 in scholarships for students in the state of Wisconsin. These scholarships are awarded to students every year to help them achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. Scholarships are renewable but may be applied for each year. The list below provides details on each scholarship and application information.
JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®
Innovative, bold, relevant. JA Finance Park and JA BizTown is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for elementary, middle, and high school students.
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?"
Learn more about how Junior Achievement impacts the lives of our students.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."