Get JA in Your Classroom
Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program, and later through in-school partnerships with educators in kindergarten through high school. The cumulative impact on students is currently nearly 80 million, and growing.
The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts, particularly those who participate in programs at consecutive grade levels, according to independent evaluators. JA programs are designed to meet 21st Century skills, and correlated to national and state educational standards, especially Social Studies and Communication Arts.
Why Junior Achievement in the Classroom?
Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. At your invitation, we help arrange for business people and local community leaders to visit your classroom a few times or throughout the semester. The trained volunteer shares their workforce and life experience with your students, all while teaching sound economic principles and reinforcing your class curricula.