Changing the Lives of Young People
Empowering the Next Generation
Research shows that JA Alumni are more likely to have a college degree, feel confident managing money, have career success, and have started a business as an adult.
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Junior Achievement Facts
What is Junior Achievement?
A Brief History
Today, Junior Achievement of New Jersey is an award-winning JA area, known for its operation soundness, growth and innovation. This once multi-chaptered organization merged into one statewide operation back in the early 2000's. Recovering from the merge and the challenges that come with consolidation, JANJ rose from the ashes and was presented with a JA USA Phoenix Award for "The Best Turnaround of a JA Chapter"; experienced revenue and programmatic growth annually; and in 2014, became a recipient of JA USA's most coveted award and top honor, the Charles R. Hook Award. In 2017, JANJ established its headquarters in Raritan Center in Edison, turning a 22,000 sq. ft. move-in friendly fitness club into an education facility now known as the JA Education Center. The Center, home to JA Capstone programs, BizTown and Finance Park also opens its doors annually to thousands of youth who participate in other life-changing educational programs and workshops as well. More than 82,000 K-12 New Jersey youth participate in over 1,000,000 JA instructional contacts hours from a network of nearly 5,000 corporate and community volunteers who share their experiences while serving as JA volunteer role models. See our programs!
Local volunteer boards of directors comprised of business, education, and civic leaders set the policy and direction for each local office. JA of New Jersey is headquartered at the Education in Edison, New Jersey, and is a statewide operation. JANJ has 14 full time staff members and four boards that include three district or regional boards- South, Central, and North, and a state governing board. View JA of New Jersey's board members
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We at Junior Achievement are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias that promotes greater economic opportunity and equity. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers, educators, staff, and other partners and stakeholders, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.