Junior Achievement fosters the future success and economic health of young people and the communities in which they live.
JA's proven programs inspire and prepare young people for success, even in challenging times. According to a recent survey by Ipsos, JA Alumni credit Junior Achievement for:
• Influencing their decisions about further education
• Affecting their self-confidence and belief in-self
• Motivating them to succeed professionally
• Influencing how they manage their money
Junior Achievement helps students understand the world of work and the skills necessary to succeed.
"JA was an important experience for me, it really sparked my interest in business for my future. JA taught me a slow steady climb with hard work is better than a race to the end, and crashing. JA helped me learn about how business works. JA was a fun experience and I got to know other kids from other schools. If I didn't have JA I would have missed out on a great experience and great contacts for my future." - Alex Schmitt, Student, Dubuque