Tomorrows are more important than ever

Junior Achievement helps prepare today’s students for a bright future

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.
Volunteer presenting to students

Which Way to JA

Donor

You can support the growing need for youth development in Southwest Virginia by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.

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Volunteer

By volunteering with JA of Southwest Virginia, you can be in the classroom and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Educator

Quality volunteers from the community deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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5586
Students Reached Locally
2018-2019
436
Classes Locally
2018-2019
395
Volunteers Locally
2018-2019
44
Schools Reached Locally
2018-2019
28032
Contact Hours Locally
2018-2019

JA of Southwest Virginia Spotlight

An alumni volunteer with 2 students

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

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Four volunteers posing for a class

TWO PATHS TO VOLUNTEER

JA partners with organizations that provide monetary support to help deliver JA programs and to develop other partnership efforts. These organizations also provide their employee base to be volunteers in the classroom to deliver JA programming.
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Individuals in our community can reach out directly to us to set-up a time to volunteer in the classroom.

View the details for JA Par for the Kids Golf Tournament

JA Par for the Kids Golf Tournament

  Where: Roanoke Country Club
 When: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:30 AM

Pete Orr Memorial Golf Tournament

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View the details for 2021 Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame

2021 Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame

  Where: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
 When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:00 PM

The Biggest Night in Business!

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia.

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