banner photo: Carol Lai and Kristine Frech of Teach for America - Rhode Island, joined us for JA Leaders Day at George West Elementary School in Providence during Education Awareness Week. Here they are with their JA Ourselves class.
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare
young people to succeed in a global economy.
The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by our core values:
Belief in the boundless potential of young people
Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:
20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.