Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

JA of New Jersey's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in New Jersey by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of New Jersey!

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Corporate Volunteer

Groups of all sizes through your organization can volunteer during work hours, on-site and off-site, to share your experiences and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of New Jersey!

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Quality volunteers from the community serve as role models to your students through JA’s proven hands-on, experiential learning programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your New Jersey school!

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Career Pathways Center Centennial Capital Campaign

Help JA build for the future! JANJ is celebrating 100 years of empowering New Jersey's youth by embarking on a $1,000,000 Centennial Campaign capital project to develop a Career Pathways Center to ensure the sustainability of JA's career readiness programs for years to come.

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Children on ipads at laptops in Finance Park.

Register for Finance Park!

Finance Park meets the 9.1 Financial Literacy graduation requirement and New Jersey State Standards, all while supporting students through lessons centered around college and career readiness, and financial literacy.

JA Finance Park is free to schools and students - See how we fit into your lesson plans!

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Volunteer with JANJ!

By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.

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View the details for New Jersey Business Hall of Fame Centennial Celebration

New Jersey Business Hall of Fame Centennial Celebration

  Where: Hilton East Brunswick, 3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
 When: Thursday, 23 Apr 2020 5:30 PM

Join JA as we celebrate 100 years of the JA Mission and highlight Business Hall of Fame Laureate leadership qualities that inspire our future generation and unite New Jersey's business community.

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