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Phone: (413) 747-7670
aka Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts,Inc
1500 Main St, Ste 217, PO Box 15167

Massachusetts 01115

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Target demographics: Students grades K - 12

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+

Geographic areas served: Western Massachusetts, Hampden County, Berkshire Country, Franklin County, Hampshire County, Vermont

Programs: Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future economic and workforce issues they'll face.


Junior Achievement will ensure that every child in America has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Our core beliefs are integrity, respect, and excellence.

Junior Achievement hosts annually, The JA Bowl-A-Thon, Junior Achievement's Stock Investing Competition, The Annual JA Golf Tournament, The Horace A. Moses Legacy Breakfast, and JA5k. These fundraising efforts allow us to continue to provide free programs to local students, numbering over 10,000 annually.

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I had the opportunity to teach financial literacy twice this past school year and cannot wait to do it again. The JA of Western MA team is amazing. The children are so involved in the lessons. If you have never done it get involved. You will not regret it... more »
My volunteering for JA of Western MA has proven to be a positve learning experience due in fact to the president of this very worthwhile and important organization, founded in Springfield, MA. She has taught me, and so many others that work with her, that dedication to a cause and a determind sense... more »
Not many people get to experience JA from a student's point of view as well as a teacher's, but I have! My mother started teaching JA classes when I was in elementary school and I was lucky enough to be in her class! I LOVED the activities and lessons that the volunteers brought to us! There is a... more »
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