Through partnerships with the business and education communities, we immerse students in relevant, real-world learning experiences that challenge their assumptions and fuel their passion for future success.
At your invitation, Junior Achievement (JA) arranges for business people and local community members to visit your classroom a few times throughout the semester. They volunteer to share their workforce experience with your students while delivering JA’s proven curricula that focus on three content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Thanks to volunteer and financial support from the local community, JA programs are offered at no cost to students or schools. Click here to view a list of schools that partnered with JA last school year.
Once you’ve requested a program, JA will work with you to identify and train your classroom volunteer. You can meet with them for a planning session and schedule a mutually agreed upon time to deliver the program in your classroom. We provide all volunteers with student guides and hands-on learning materials, and make sure they’re amply prepared before teaching begins.
Whether you teach elementary, middle or high school, you can expect your JA volunteer to bring the real world to your classroom. Our programs are proven and effective. Research shows that JA students:
- Demonstrate confidence in themselves and their ability to analyze information and manage their finances
- Understand how to leverage the resources and elements necessary for beginning a business now and in the future
- Know how to apply their problem-solving skills to entrepreneurial endeavors
If you would like to know more about the impact of JA’s programs, read our 2017/18 Impact Report.
Request a Program
Interested in real-world lessons that can prepare your students for success in work and life? Complete our request form and we’ll reach out to you with more information.