Volunteer with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Since its founding in 1919, JA has contributed to the business and economics education of young people throughout the world.


Volunteer Information

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.

How does it work?

Volunteering for JA is fun, flexible and rewarding. JA programs are easy to teach, require a modest time investment, and provide immediate feedback and personal satisfaction. JA provides volunteers with everything they need to be successful in the classroom, including:

  • Choice of elementary, middle or high school close to home or work
  • All classroom materials needed to teach the program including a step-by-step lesson plan
  • Training on how to use the JA materials as well as teaching and classroom management tips
  • Connection to a teacher to coordinate when you teach the JA program - three to seven weeks for 40 minutes

What is the impact?

Results show that students who participate in JA programs understand more about personal finances and budgeting. Compared to students in general, JA students:

  • Have a more positive self-concept and higher self-esteem.
  • Are more likely to graduate from high school (93% versus 70%).
  • Are more likely to attend college (73% versus 60%).

Why Volunteer?

Position Papers:

Increasing the Graduation Rate

Teens & Financial Literacy

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

 

Ready to Volunteer?

Volunteer Interest Form