A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
— Brad Henry

Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program: the JA Company Program®, and later through in-school partnerships with educators. Our programs now reach far beyond traditional business lessons and focus on inspiring students to be financially capable and tenacious, equipped with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Without our region's educators, our work to take learning beyond the classroom and show students its relevance would be impossible. 

  • 95% of teachers report that students who participate in Junior Achievement have a better understanding of how the real world operates, and nine out of 10 teachers and volunteers agree or strongly agree that JA programs connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world.
  • 96% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend JA to a colleague or friend.
Our programs are designed to show kids the relevance between what they're learning in the classroom and the future. Use this form to request a JA program for your class or after-school club.


Our programs are designed to show kids the relevance between what they're learning in the classroom and the future. Use this form to request a JA program for your class or after-school club.

The best stories are JA stories. If you are an educator who has let us into your classroom to bring our programs to your students, tell us what our programs meant to you.


The best stories are JA stories. If you are an educator who has let us into your classroom to bring our programs to your students, tell us what our programs meant to you.

We take the work we do seriously. We are continually improving our programs to meet the needs of a changing educational landscape and modern economy. Explore studies and white papers on the benefits of JA® programs.


We take the work we do seriously. We are continually improving our programs to meet the needs of a changing educational landscape and modern economy. Explore studies and white papers on the benefits of JA® programs.

As an educator, you know better than anyone else how important it is that we come together as a community to transform the preparedness of our youth from mission to a major movement. Partnering with us and join the JA® movement.


As an educator, you know better than anyone else how important it is that we come together as a community to transform the preparedness of our youth from mission to a major movement. Partnering with us and join the JA® movement.