Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
What is Junior Achievement?
JA of South Central PA covers six counties:
The market includes 43 school districts and a public enrollment of approximately 165,000 students.
JA of South Central PA reached over 35,000 students last year in 1,600 classrooms.
Of these, 28,000 students are reached through our K-12 in-class programs. These programs are taught by volunteers in class during the regular school day.
An additional 5,000 students have the opportunity to participate in our experiential learning laboratory, JA BizTown®. This program consists of 20 in class lessons of preparation taught by the teacher, followed by a full day of running a life-like city. Volunteers participate in the city as business mentors.
JA's 1,300 classroom volunteers and the 1,000 JA BizTown® volunteers come from all walks of life and include business people, college students, parents, and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization.
JA is one of a few global non-profits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on JA's effectiveness. Findings prove that JA has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. These results are available, for free, upon request. Summaries of the findings also are published in the JA Programs section of www.ja.org.
Tim Tate, President & CEO at Stewart & Tate, is Chair of the JA of South
JA of South Central PA operates on a $1 million annual budget; the majority of this funding comes from corporations and foundations.
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JA Worldwide® is headquartered in
For information onJA Worldwide® you can visit www.ja.org.