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?
Junior Achievement’s programs, which focus on the key content areas of financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship, ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
A Brief History
Locally, JA chapters in Massachusetts were incorporated in New Bedford in 1948, Fall River in 1976 and Attleboro in 1977. In 1993, JA chapters in Greater Fall River and Greater New Bedford merged and were joined by the Attleboro and Taunton areas by 1999.
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts Team
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Meet the passionate and committed team that is working hard to empower our youth.JA Leadership
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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.