Founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, Horace Moses, and Senator Murray Crane the Junior Achievement program was initially started as an after school program for high-scholars. Junior Achievement is now a K-12, in school program that reaches over 4 million students annually. Their purpose is “to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.”
The program instructs children and young adults in areas such as financial literacy, entrepreneurship and experiential learning and prepares them for work-readiness.
Junior Achievement has over 171,000 volunteers that work in over 173,000 classrooms nationwide. In order for the program to run properly and be able to reach the students a partnership with the business community is necessary. If you are a professional in the business community and are interested in giving time or resources to Junior Achievement please visit their website for more information!