We are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on Junior Achievement's effectiveness. Findings prove that Junior Achievement has a positive impact in a number of critical areas.
Junior Achievement USA reaches nearly 4.9 million students per year in 212,101 classrooms and after-school locations and over 8000 students in Benton and Washington Counties in Northwest Arkansas. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 107 Area Offices in all 50 states, including Arkansas.
Junior Achievement Northwest's 250 classroom volunteers come from all walks of life, including: business people, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization.
|Causes||At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Civic Engagement College Readiness Community Early Childhood Education Economic Development Education Entrepreneurial Training Literacy Mentor Poverty & Basic Needs STEM Sustainability Workforce Development|
|Sustainable Development Goals|
44 People | 113 Impacts | 88 Hours