A nonprofit organization financed by businesses, foundations, government, and individuals. Since its founding in 1919, Junior Achievement has contributed to the business and economic education of more than 100 million young people around the world.
Junior Achievement USA is the nation's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs designed to help students understand the economics of life. In partnership with businesses and educators, JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.
Students Reached Nationally
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION
Dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices
Stories of Success
I want to become better, I don't want to let my mistakes define me. ...
After the program, we had multiple kids expressing a desire to meet one on one with extending their knowledge.
The tax information that we provided to the students was something they were extremely interested in learning more about.
“Very well laid out to get the lessons completed and points learned. Good interaction to capture all of the learning styles. Kids seemed to be excited about the time during the lessons and were disappointed to learn that we were finished.”
“The experience was enjoyable, motivating and refreshing to see the eagerness of students at this age in learning and sharing their input. This is a good time to introduce the basics of personal economics (the value of community involvement and how many and business impact their lives)."
I’ve had a student come up and give me a hug because the learning impacted them so much.
“If it wasn’t for Junior Achievement bringing the real-world into the classroom, I would have never been exposed to the idea and the possibility that I could belong in a place such as the Walt Disney Company or I can belong in an environment where I have a seat at the table.”
With this material I have not had a class who was not engaged. Kids seem to love the concepts and how we discuss the reality with them like adults.