At the high school level, over 50% of new students are inadequately prepared in the most important skills: oral & written communications, professionalism & work ethic, critical thinking and problem solving. Far too many young people today are ill-equipped to be successful in the workplace. Junior Achievement is committed to preparing our youth for their future through education in work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Junior Achievement's programs empower students to make the connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world. This enhances the relevance of their learning and increases their understanding of how important it is to stay in school.
We need your help to prepare our students for their future so that they are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to create a positive future path for themselves.
Be the reason a student receives the life-changing message of economic empowerment – give on May 3rd.
Hear about JA's impact from students and volunteers after our JA Job Shadow event at Genetech, March, 2016:
Before I didn't really know what I wanted to do but after this JA Job Shadow, I learned more about engineering and that I really wanted to be a part of something like that. Genentech and JA opened up my view of so many more possibilities for possible careers I’m interested in. –JA Student, March, 2016
I’m definitely more interested into looking into internships. I definitely saw it’s important and what it can give to you. Today, they said it doesn’t matter if you go to a really prestigious college, as long as you’re involved and you involve yourself in a lot of different programs. I think that’s really cool. -JA Student, March, 2016
The students’ curiosity, imaginative questions and admiration for what we do gave me wonderful, warm energy that still lasts. -Genentech Volunteer, March, 2016
If you would like more information about volunteering with JA, please visit, www.janorcal.org.