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Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Since its founding in 1919, JA has contributed to the business and economics education of young people throughout the world.
A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!
- Make A Difference In Your Community: By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
- Inspire a Future Generation: For a time investment of only an hour each day in one week, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.
- JA provides an Amazing and Rewarding Volunteer Experience: JA gives you an opportunity through your employer's volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.
As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship.For 100 years, JA has delivered hands on, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. We create pathways for employability, job creation, and financial success.Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries.
Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies.
Our enterprising alumni are more employable, start more businesses, see longer and better business results, and earn higher salaries than non-JA students. What makes this success possible? Our focus on three core areas of hands-on, experiential business education.
Ready to work with JA students and help them change the world? Select your country from the drop-down menu or click the map to find your region.