What Is Junior Achievement (JA)?
Junior Achievement has 109 local JA Areas across the nation. Together, we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement's programs — in the core content areas of financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship — inspire young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches more than 4.8 million students (grades K-12) per year in 209,651classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers - local community leaders and professionals - in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 106 Area Offices in all 50 states. Junior Achievemvent of Wisconsin reaches approximately 154,000 students per year.