BENEFITING: Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.
Education is about preparing children to succeed in the real world, so they can find the best careers, support themselves and their families, and live their version of the American Dream, right? Junior Achievement of Arizona, a nonprofit founded in 1957, is the leader in educating our youth about careers, money and managing the economics of life.
JA partners with more than 350 schools, 8,000 mentors, and diverse corporate and community partners, to integrate curriculum on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness into the classroom for students, kindergarten through high school.
Serving more than 96,000 students each year and nearly 1.5 million since our
founding, we are shaping the college and career-readiness conversation, and
play an important role in Arizona’s workforce and economic development.
Most importantly, JA improves high school graduation rates by 23%. Better
yet, JA students are 13% more likely to attend college because we connect what
students learn in the classroom to the real world, and demonstrate how learning
correlates to earning.
The need is more present than ever: 1 million students in Arizona’s education
system must be prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders. Career-ready, financially savvy students become adults who will create and run a vibrant economy. At Junior Achievement, we are giving them the tools they need to see this vision become a reality.
Our goal is to reach 150,000 kids each year by 2020. Together, we can prepare
young people to own their economic success, which benefits us all for years to
come. Join us on this critical mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.
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