Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
JA’s curriculum programs teach K-12 students about financial literacy, business and economic fundamentals, career exploration, and workplace competencies. JA’s highly interactive programs are presented by volunteers from the community who expose students to a ‘real-world’ perspective and serve as positive role models and mentors to students. Guidebooks, lesson plans, and student materials are provided to the volunteer who visits the classroom 5-8 times during a school semester (30-45 minutes/visit; school selection and scheduling is flexible).