Preparing youth for work in a global economy
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.
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.