Junior Achievement Programs
Junior Achievement of Dallas inspired 37,100 K-12 students through the efforts of more than 3,200 volunteers during the 2011-2012 school year. We do this through age-appropriate curriculum that begins in elementary school. Students learn how they impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers.
Our programs continue through middle and high school where the focus areas are work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Throughout JA’s programs students use information, apply basic skills, think critically and solve problems. In all programs there is a special emphasis placed on staying in school and the relationship between learning and earning.
Junior Achievement programs offer a wide variety of business people the opportunity to apply their expertise to the educational needs of our communities’ students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. These programs provide students with relevant, age-appropriate, experiential programs that deliver career role models and cutting-edge tools, such as leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills. All materials needed to teach the curriculum— as well as volunteer training -–are training are provided.
Volunteer coordinators are the key to helping companies impact JA’s outreach to youth. Coordinators help JA communicate the message of our organization to encourage volunteers to sign up!
Junior Achievement curriculum engages and exictes students, leading to stronger critical thinking and decision-making skills and more confidence. Educators like you tell us that the JA programs in their schools and classrooms are easy to integrate and have significant impact.