Bring Junior Achievement to your Classroom!
IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL
JA reinforces the value of an education. Evaluations conducted by an independent research firm showed that an average of eight out of 10 high school students reported that JA programs helped reinforce the importance of staying in school. In longitudinal studies, JA students were significantly more likely than their peers to believe that they would graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and graduate from college.
PREPARATION FOR THE REAL WORLD
Ninety-five percent of teachers report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of how the real world operates, and nine out of 10 teachers and volunteers agree that JA programs connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world.
EDUCATOR-RESPECTED AND RECOMMENDED
Ninety-six percent of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend JA to a colleague or friend.
How it Works
We make it easy! Just give us a call or email us, and one of our helpful JA Program Managers will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have. They can also visit with you personally, if you prefer!
Choose your Schedule
Your JA Program Manager will coordinate schedules with you and an amazing JA volunteer. Your JA experience can be in your classroom either for a whole day, or typically, about an hour a day for one week.
During the Visit
Your JA Volunteer can take it from here! It is always appreciated having you in the classroom during the visit to help provide assistance with handouts or other needs from the students.
By the end of the first visit, you will see how the JA experience motivated your students and kept them engaged! They also now have a better understanding of why school is important for their future!
Would you like to have Junior Achievement in your child's classroom? Just contact us or reach out to your school's PTO!
Try these engaging JA tools with your students!
JA Connect is a free website that provides interactive learning activities to help students develop interests, acquire knowledge, build competencies through self-paced learning experiences. They will gain life skills that help them manage money, start a business, get a good job, and connect to a brighter tomorrow.JA Connect
JA Program Resources
With schools closing, Junior Achievement is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.JA Program Resources
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my classroom investment?
Are JA programs relevant to my teaching goals?
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Our DEI Survey
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority for Junior Achievement (JA). If you have donated or volunteered for JA or have had JA in your classroom as an educator, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take some time to respond to our DEI survey. Thank you for your consideration.Take the Survey
Get Involved with Junior Achievement!
please reach out to a JA near you!