Changing the Lives of Young People
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
Empowering the Next Generation
Research shows that JA Alumni are more likely to have a college degree, feel confident managing money, have career success, and have started a business as an adult.
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Junior Achievement Facts
What is Junior Achievement?
JA's volunteers lead programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—which ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
We Value Diversity
We respect and value diverse perspectives, life experiences, and backgrounds and ensure all voices are valued and heard. We challenge the status quo, are committed to continuous improvement, and are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable engagement and experiences for all.
A Brief History
Together with our school, business and community partners, Junior Achievement of Greater Boston draws on its 70+ year history to prepare today’s youth for the workforce of tomorrow. Through our proven, hands-on programs and experiences, middle and high school students in the Greater Boston area learn how to manage their finances, launch their own businesses, make their college and career goals a reality, and become future leaders.
We engage volunteers from the business community who understand our students’ lived experiences, and can guide them as they build their confidence, and important life and workplace skills. By focusing on communities most in need of opportunity, we’re transforming students’ lives, making a lasting impact on their families, schools and communities, and creating a more equitable society. Junior Achievement of Greater Boston was founded in 1950.
Junior Achievement USA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and provides strategic direction, leadership, and support to over 100 JA Areas across the nation. Local volunteer boards of directors comprised of business, education, and civic leaders set the policy and direction for each local office.
Junior Achievement of Greater Boston Team
Our staff is committed to making your experience working with us absolutely the best!JA Staff
Meet the passionate and committed team that is working hard to empower our youth.JA Leadership
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Financial and Annual Reports
We've consistently received high grades for accountability and transparency.JA Financials
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We at Junior Achievement are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias that promotes greater economic opportunity and equity. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers, educators, staff, and other partners and stakeholders, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.