Pre­par­ing youth for work in a global economy

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As the world grows con­nected, Ju­nior Achieve­ment is fo­cused more than ever on its ef­forts in the core con­tent ar­eas of work readi­ness, en­trepreneur­ship and fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy — to ig­nite the spark in young peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence and re­al­ize the op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­al­i­ties of work and life in the 21st cen­tury. How can the community help?

Ju­nior Achieve­ment pro­grams are funded through con­tri­bu­tions from busi­nesses, in­di­vid­u­als, foun­da­tions and spe­cial event fundrais­ers. Vol­un­teers are at the base of Ju­nior Achieve­ment’s pro­gram­ming. JA vol­un­teers teach stu­dents how to be suc­cess­ful in life. Us­ing hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, busi­ness­men and busi­ness­women con­nect with stu­dents, bring­ing re­sources and real-world ex­pe­ri­ence to our schools.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Ju­nior Achieve­ment of­fers up to eight pro­grams specif­i­cally de­signed to teach chil­dren in el­e­men­tary school the roles peo­ple play in an economy, the con­cept of en­trepreneur­ship, how cities are shaped by zon­ing, the value of money and more.

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