Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

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.

A series of six engaging themes help kindergarten through fifth grade students apply basic economic concepts to their life experiences.
In Junior Achievement's Middle Grades programs students will be introduced to many economic concepts and useful facts about entrepreneurship, personal finance and the global marketplace.
Junior Achievement's high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and fosters skills that will be highly useful in the world of work.
Would you rather tell students about the workplace or show them?
JA's after-school efforts utilize a variety of Junior Achievement's K-12 grade business and economic programs to create rich engaging after-school experiences for at-risk children in diverse …
Junior Achievement programs are evaluated and deemed effective by the Western Institute for Research and Evaluation