Junior Achievement's financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs are designed to empower students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to own their economic success. They are taught by trained volunteer role models from the local community - including business professionals, parents, and college students - using professionally designed and rigorously evaluated curriculum materials. Programs are presented by JA's volunteers for 30-45 minutes each week for five to seven weeks, with the exact time commitments dependent upon the grade level of the students.
The program gives you the opportunity to play an active role in the community and to participate in its future. You will get more out of this program than you could possibly put into it.Steve McHugh, JA Volunteer, Stratford High School
JA programs give students the opportunity to practice cooperation, teamwork, decision-making, and leadership skills through numerous exciting hands-on activities. The programs fully correlate with state educational content standards and have been endorsed by many local Superintendents. All JA programs focus on the key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.
Junior Achievement's programs are always offered free of charge, at absolutely no expense to the students, educators, or schools. They're easy to implement, and volunteers will receive ongoing support from the JA staff throughout the program.
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How It Works
Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates
To sign up for a training click the Volunteer for a Class! button above, select 'new volunteer', and then select the date that works best for you. All new volunteer trainings will be held onsite here at JA Headquarters (120 Powell Place, across the street from 100 Oaks Mall). If you'd like to schedule a one-on-one training outside of these times or speak to a member of the programs team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!