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.