Mission: Junior achievement will ensure that every child in the region has a fundamental understanding of the free-enterprise system. Junior achievement (ja) helps kids understand the connection between personal responsibility, hard work, perseverance and success in work and in life.
Programs: Junior achievement provides programs to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, teaching business skills, workforce readiness, and life skills to improve the quality of their lives. Programs reached over 43,000 students during the 2014-2015 school year.
The training and information provided is valuable and the material is highly relevant, especially in today's "financial crisis"! I have been a JA volunteer on and off for 20 years and I'm always amazed at how interested and engaged the students are and how much they seem to learn and retain!