Junior Achievement bridges the business and education communities with hands-on, experiential financial literacy programs. Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their future economic success. Grade appropriate, materials- rich, JA programs provide students in grades K-12 with lessons focusing on the key learning concepts of entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, with the following overarching goals: To motivate and inspire students regarding the relevance and importance of school; To enhance students’ knowledge about business, economics, and personal finance; To improve work-readiness skills such as collaboration, communication and problem-solving; To invigorate innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit among our youth. Junior Achievement’s distinction is a unique combination of proven, turn-key curricula and volunteer teachers from the business community who bring real-world experiences to the lessons.
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