JA introduces students to the importance of making wise financial choices. Many of JA’s programs offer students the opportunity to explore the role that money plays in achieving personal goals throughout life. They develop planning, goal-setting and thoughtful decision-making skills that will help them protect themselves from the unexpected financial pitfalls that plague so many adults.

The following collections of statistics illustrate the importance of JA’s efforts to teach young people to be financially responsible adults. In addition to these statistics gathered by Jump$tart from other sources, but sure to check out Junior Achievement’s trend and position papers.

Adults and Parents
Kids and Teens
Undergraduate and Graduate Students