Junior Achievement, founded in 1919, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their own economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by business and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands on experiences that equip students from kindergarten through high school with the knowledge and skills to become financially literate, work ready and entrepreneurial thinkers.
About Financial Literacy Month
In the United States, National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Many parents assume – incorrectly – that their kids learn money management skills as part of their school’s curriculum, when in fact; fewer than half of U.S. states require even a basic economics course, much less personal financial literacy education. Junior achievement fills the gap!
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania
JAWPA, founded in 1939, enriches the lives of more than 68,000 students in approximately 319 schools and community organizations throughout the 32 counties of Western Pennsylvania. JAWPA’s success is due to its many generous supporters and more than 3,000 volunteers. Visit www.juniorachievement.org to learn more.
Junior Achievement of Western New York
JAWNY, founded in 1958, enriches the lives of more than 13,600 students in approximately 152 schools and community organizations throughout the eight counties of western New York. JAWNY’s success is due to its many generous supporters and more than 5650 volunteers. Visit www.jawny.org to learn more.