Junior Achievement of Chicago is the largest JA office of more than 120 area offices in the United States and reached an all-time high of 431,281 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Now more than ever, students need an educational experience that gives them confidence about their future and skills to succeed in the global economy.
TODAY’S REALITY, OUR PILLARS
University education price tag steadily climbing, while most teens do not understand basic personal finance.
Uncertain economy and number of jobs requiring postsecondary education is on the rise.
Employees increasingly value workplace entrepreneurship and unemployment rates are encouraging young people to become more entrepreneurial.
Today, students need an educational experience that gives them confidence about their future and skills to succeed in the global economy.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURE
JA programs show students the value of an education, bridge the gap of what they are learning in the classroom with the real world, and equip them with the skills and tools they need to be more successful in school and their future careers.
Fifteen years of program research, including approximately 50 comprehensive, nationwide evaluations, consistently confirm our impact on students’ knowledge, skill development and attitudes. Our programs prepare students to:
- Proactively manage their finances
- Become entrepreneurs
- Develop skills that will be recognized and valuable in a global workforce