Junior Achievement USA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Junior Achievement’s programs – in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy – ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
Junior Achievement USA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 197,000 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, in 116 Area offices in all 50 states.
Junior Achievement’s 197,000 classroom volunteers come from all walks of life, including: business people, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization.