Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

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.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation 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 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 Southwest Virginia!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience 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 Southwest Virginia!

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Educator

Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on 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 Southwest Virginia school!

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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

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Junior Achievement: 100 Years | 100% Ready

Junior Achievement has provided volunteer-delivered mentorship in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness to over 112 million students since we were founded in 1919. Click below to learn more about the obstacles that today's youth face when entering the workforce.

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

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