Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

JA of San Diego's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

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.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in San Diego County by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of San Diego!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of San Diego!

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Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your San Diego County school!

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JA 2019 Company Program Competition Presented By OtterCares

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Invest in San Diego's Future

Invest today to help build San Diego's future and empower students to become "real world ready."

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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on 5,500 volunteers each year to deliver JA's experiential programs across San Diego County. Sign up to volunteer in one of JA's many programs, and make an impact on San Diego's future, today!

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JA Company Program

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View the details for 4th Annual Stock Market Challenge Competition

4th Annual Stock Market Challenge Competition

  Where: San Diego International Airport Innovation Center
 When: Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 5:30 PM

Join other San Diego business professionals for a night of networking and friendly competition on the fast-paced floor of the stock market! This high energy event gives you the rush of the stock market without the risk! 60 days of stock trading are condensed into 2 exciting hours of strategy and furious trading as teams grow their investments into the largest net worth "mock" stock portfolio!

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of San Diego County.

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