Educators are critical to the success of Junior Achievement. By inviting JA into your classroom, you gain access to programs that reinforce your class curricula, while empowering students to believe in themselves. A JA program in your classroom brings your students an engaging, hands-on, experience through a unique delivery system. The programs are administered by a trained volunteer from the community who is willing to share their life experience with your class. Just like you, JA wants kids to be successful. The programs we offer, and the volunteers who deliver them, enforce what you work tirelessly and successfully to achieve each day – helping kids succeed.

Educators value JA programs ...

Teachers have high praise for the program. They rated it 9.4 on a 10-point scale. Ninety-nine percent say their students enjoyed JA.

Teachers credit volunteers as a major factor for the positive impact of JA, saying that volunteers bring an outside business perspective into the classroom and serve as positive role models for students.

All JA program activities are correlated to the Common Core Standards for ELA and Math, and to the NYS Learning Standards in Social Studies. Interested teachers can also find a correlations to U.S. National Standards for a variety of subject areas including Financial Literacy, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Career Development and 21st Century Skills/Outcomes.