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Tomorrows are more important than ever

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

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Educator

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

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82442
Students Reached Locally
2018-2019
4138
Classes Locally
2018-2019
6792
Volunteers Locally
2018-2019
250
Schools Reached Locally
2018-2019
1006648
Contact Hours Locally
2018-2019

JA of New Jersey Spotlight

Centennial Celebration Tree

Junior Achievement Centennial Campaign

In celebration of our Centennial, help JA ensure its sustainability for the next 100 years by making a legacy gift.

Designed and fabricated by JA students, this once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Tree of Giving will represent JA's major donors in beautiful metal artwork that will be proudly displayed in the JA Education Center for years to come.

Make a Legacy Gift
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Junior Achievement Digital Campaign

With statewide school district closures, New Jersey's educational landscape has shifted significantly to implementing remote learning.

In response to the growing needs as a result of COVID-19, JANJ has created a campaign to support our children, families, schools, and educators in this new educational landscape, and provide meaningful opportunities for our volunteers and corporate partners to give back.

Make an Impact Today
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Register for JA Digital!

JA is committed to supporting our teachers and schools with free online and printable resources to use during this unprecedented time. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today.

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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: Virtually!
 When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 PM

We are determined to create certainty in times of uncertainty, and celebrate the JA Centennial as part of our largest annual special event, the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame™. Held virtually this year, we will recognize our Laureate Legacies, highlight our spectacular JA High School Heroes as our leaders of tomorrow, and offer a something-for-everyone silent auction. Join us with your colleagues, friends and family for an evening to remember in support of JA.

Stay tuned for more event details!

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