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 program for high schoolers: the JA Company Program®, and later through in-school partnerships with educators. Our curricula now reach far beyond traditional business lessons and focus on teaching young people the real-world skills necessary to succeed in real life. 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.

If you’re an educator or school coordinator managing volunteers for your JA Finance Park event day, our volunteer portal  VolunteerHub  will give you the tools to make your JA experience a success.

If you’re an educator or school coordinator managing volunteers for your JA Finance Park event day, our volunteer portal VolunteerHub will give you the tools to make your JA experience a success.

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.