What is Junior Achievement?
Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program, and later through in-school partnerships with educators. The cumulative impact on students nationwide currently numbers 31 million, and it's 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.
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. They volunteer to share their workforce experience with your students, all while teaching sound economic principles and reinforcing your class curricula.
If you would like a JA volunteer visit your classroom on a week-to-week basis, fill out this form, or simply contact Lilly Romine by e-mail,
or by phone at (863) 603-0254.
Do you know of anybody whose life was changed by a JA volunteer? Tell us about it!