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Junior Achievement Of Central Virginia

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: To empower young people to own their economic success and succeed in a global economy. To be the essential partner in relationships between the educators, business leaders and community partners of central virginia for the benefit of all our youth. To bring role models from our business community into the classroom to deliver educational programs about free enterprise, economics, and personal finance, enhanced by their own real world experiences.

Programs: High school programs - as high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior achievement's high school programs help students make informed decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world. 9,772 students served.

middle school programs - the middle school programs build on concepts the students learned in junior achievement's elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communciation skills that are essential to success in the business world. 1,840 students served.

elementary school programs - ja's elementary school programs are the foundation of its k-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students' lives by helping them understand business and economics. 14,186 students served.

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Rating: 5

My organization - Virginia529 - has volunteered with Junior Achievement for three years now - and we keep adding volunteers. JA provides services to thousands of students in Central Virginia every year - from K-12, at all area schools. JA enjoys strong community support and excellent programs focusing on financial literacy, ethics in the workplace and many other programs throughout the year. JA provides important assistance to the community - and they allow us the opportunity to volunteer and work with kids of all ages from across the region as they enhance their skills and learn to become productive members of society.