Changing the Lives of Young People
Empowering the Next Generation
Research shows that JA Alumni are more likely to have a college degree, feel confident managing money, have career success, and have started a business as an adult.
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Junior Achievement Facts
What is Junior Achievement?
Alongside our many volunteer mentors, Junior Achievement provides hands-on curriculum programs surrounding preparation for the workforce, personal finance, and being entrepreneurial that help youth unleash their own boundless potential and achieve a fulfilled future.
Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, these experts have conducted studies on Junior Achievement's effectiveness. Findings prove that Junior Achievement has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results.
A Brief History
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We at Junior Achievement are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias that promotes greater economic opportunity and equity. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers, educators, staff, and other partners and stakeholders, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.