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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement’s Purpose:

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success

JA impacted over 4.6 million U.S. students in more than 201,000 classrooms during 2014-2015.

Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 218,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace. Read More

JA Programs

Junior Achievement’s programs begin in elementary school and continue through high school. Our programs help students see the connection between what they learn in school and the working world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Our curriculum, developed and tested by Junior Achievement USA, is packaged in complete, self-contained kits that include detailed lesson plans and supplemental materials for volunteers to effectively deliver lessons. These hands-on activities help young people understand the economics of life, bringing the real world to students and opening their minds to their potential.

JA’s age-appropriate curriculum is relevant for all ages, from elementary school through high school. It’s correlated to TEKS. Read More

Core Values

  1. Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
  2. Commitment to the principles of market based economics and entrepreneurship.
  3. Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.
  4. Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.
  5. Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
  6. Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 and has become the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

The Victoria Business and Education Coalition is a member of Junior Achievment of South Texas. Visit their site to learn more.