OUR
IMPACT

This school year, we are projected to impact over 27,000 students from around the county through JA curriculum with the support of our thousands of dedicated volunteers.

JA hs experiences programs

OUR
IMPACT

This school year, we are projected to impact over 27,000 students from around the county through JA curriculum with the support of our thousands of dedicated volunteers.

JA hs experiences programs
88%

88% of JA Alumni are satisfied with their careers, compared to 48.7% of the general public

Through JA experiences, young people can discover and achieve careers they find meaningful and fulfilling. People are increasingly seeking careers where they can contribute to something bigger than themselves. When people are working in a job they feel is meaningful, they are more engaged in their work and perform better.

53%

53% of JA Alumni have started or owned a business at least one point in their lives

JA develops entrepreneurial skillsets in young people with many going on to become business owners. Small businesses are vital to local economic growth and create two-thirds of new jobs in the United States. JA provides these future leaders with early insights on how to conceptualize, develop, and manage a business.

77%

77% of JA Alumni work or have worked in the same field as their volunteer member

JA builds lasting connections with students that enable them to thrive and pay it forward. Young people who received mentorship have higher graduation rates, higher college enrollment rates, and a better attitude about school. Mentorships not only benefit young people in their professional journey, but their personal lives as well by helping to build self-confident and improve interpersonal skills.

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234 JA San Diego students have opened bank accounts through our JA Way to Save Program with Mission Federal Credit Union

JA places a strong focus on real-world applications. Through this program, young people learn how to manage their money through their own checking or saving account. They can save money, plan a budget, and write checks while getting familiarized with banking institutions and the financial tools available to them.

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JA Testimonials

A lot of our students are first generation. They don’t get a lot of this financial literacy piece… And [Finance Park] is one of the things that we found might be a really good thing for our 7th graders to learn financial literacy and the long run of going to college or for a career. I was happy to see students that are engaging and getting to into it and they’re learning from it.

Mrs. Nasheli, Mueller Middle School Counselor

Seeing students begin to understand how economics plays a vital role in their own communities lightens my outlook and provides them with new insights and ideas. Some students learn that they can be business owners. Others learn that they belong to a larger community through Junior Achievement’s great curriculum. I am truly inspired by the students and their success as a result of this great program!

Sarah Turitto, JA Volunteer

After taking a few business classes, getting hands-on experience through [Company Program] was amazing… The program allowed me to meet experts in the field, who then led me to gain access to great resources. Overall, the program helped me further discover my passion in business and has opened my eyes to the world of entrepreneurs.

Olivia, JA Company Program Student

JA Testimonials

A lot of our students are first generation. They don’t get a lot of this financial literacy piece… And [Finance Park] is one of the things that we found might be a really good thing for our 7th graders to learn financial literacy and the long run of going to college or for a career. I was happy to see students that are engaging and getting to into it and they’re learning from it.

Mrs. Nasheli, Mueller Middle School Counselor

Seeing students begin to understand how economics plays a vital role in their own communities lightens my outlook and provides them with new insights and ideas. Some students learn that they can be business owners. Others learn that they belong to a larger community through Junior Achievement’s great curriculum. I am truly inspired by the students and their success as a result of this great program!

Sarah Turitto, JA Volunteer

After taking a few business classes, getting hands-on experience through [Company Program] was amazing… The program allowed me to meet experts in the field, who then led me to gain access to great resources. Overall, the program helped me further discover my passion in business and has opened my eyes to the world of entrepreneurs.

Olivia, JA Company Program Student

JA Testimonials

A lot of our students are first generation. They don’t get a lot of this financial literacy piece… And [Finance Park] is one of the things that we found might be a really good thing for our 7th graders to learn financial literacy and the long run of going to college or for a career. I was happy to see students that are engaging and getting to into it and they’re learning from it.

Mrs. Nasheli, Mueller Middle School Counselor

Seeing students begin to understand how economics plays a vital role in their own communities lightens my outlook and provides them with new insights and ideas. Some students learn that they can be business owners. Others learn that they belong to a larger community through Junior Achievement’s great curriculum. I am truly inspired by the students and their success as a result of this great program!

Sarah Turitto, JA Volunteer

After taking a few business classes, getting hands-on experience through [Company Program] was amazing… The program allowed me to meet experts in the field, who then led me to gain access to great resources. Overall, the program helped me further discover my passion in business and has opened my eyes to the world of entrepreneurs.

Olivia, JA Company Program Student
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. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results.

View Our Annual Reports

Annual Report 2020-21 Cover
Annual Report 2020-2021
Annual Report 2019-20 Cover
Annual Report 2019-2020

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. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results.

View Our Annual Reports

Annual Report 2020-21 Cover
Annual Report 2020-2021
Annual Report 2019-20 Cover
Annual Report 2019-2020