Junior Achievement USA®
Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success
Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Junior Achievement impacts 4 million U.S. students in more than 176,000 classrooms. With the help of 178,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.
Junior Achievement Enhances Communities
There are more than 120 JA Areas operating across the United States. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, these JA Areas help young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.
Junior Achievement's 2012 Teens and Personal Finance Survey
See how teens' attitudes and behaviors around money management have changed in the last year. Thanks to The Allstate Foundation for their support of this effort!
Junior Achievement USA 2012 Teens and Careers Survey
See what U.S. teens have to say about their "dream job" and how they plan to achieve their career goals!
JA Alumni Help Students own Economic Success
See how Junior Achievement alumni are helping younger students own their economic success.
Junior Achievement Alumnus Poised for Success
Junior Achievement alumnus Adan Gonzalez talks about how his JA experience has positioned him for success. His parents came to the U.S. from Mexico and worked at low-paying jobs to help Adan and his siblings get ahead. Now, Adan is attending Georgetown University on a scholarship, double-majoring in international business and political science, and aims to be the governor of his home state of Texas! Thanks to JA of Dallas for letting us know about Adan's amazing story.
A Solution to the Workforce Skills Gap
The workforce skills gap has a significant impact on our nation's productivity, economy, and global competitiveness. Learn more about this issue and how Junior Achievement is addressing it, by teaching students how to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and equipping them with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
Junior Achievement Graduation Pathways
As a complement to its focus on helping all students understand the
importance of staying in school, Junior Achievement is helping to positively
impact one of the biggest economic and social issues facing our country—the high
school graduation rate. Read about JA's comprehensive study to develop a model
focused on increasing this important metric.
2011 Free Enterprise Survey
Junior Achievement USA and the National Chamber Foundation recently conducted the first-ever national survey of high school juniors' views of entrepreneurship, free enterprise and capitalism. See what the next generation of entrepreneurs had to say—read the results here.
CNN Coverage: Junior Achievement Offers Tips About Kids and Credit
JA Finance Park® Virtual
See JA Finance Park Virtual in action! This new, online personal-finance simulation helps students learn how to budget, save, invest and spend responsibly. JA Finance Park Virtual was generously sponsored by Capital One Financial Corporation.
Junior Achievement Is Making a Difference
Get a better understanding of students' excitement over Junior Achievement.Also learning the feeling of reward and satisfaction that volunteers experience. While JA empowers young people to own their economic success, it also inspires JA volunteers.
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