Why JA?

INSPIRE AND PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today’s Students for a Bright Future

Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams. We are working to give our region’s youth the hope to see a brighter future and the skills to answer the demands of the 21st-century economy with “I can.” In partnership with the education and business communities, Junior Achievement is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning to energize students about their future possibilities.

RELEVANT

JA® connects education to real-world concepts to heighten students’ appreciation for academics and long-term aspirations, giving them vision to see what’s possible in the future and the skills to achieve their dreams.

AUTHENTIC

JA® infuses business connectivity and role models into all aspects of learning to deepen students’ understanding and sustain engagement as they learn about and solve real world problems.

EXPERIENTIAL

JA® delivers opportunities to apply academic concepts to enhance students’ retention of knowledge and develop skills for success, bringing lessons to life.

How You Can Get Started

Junior Achievement of Polk County provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.

Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

Volunteers

In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

Volunteers

In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

Partners

Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

Your donation allows us to create partnerships and provide programs
that are transforming students’ lives.

Our Sponsors