WHAT WE DO:
Junior Achievement (JA Worldwide®) is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 137 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional five million students served by operations in 123 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.
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WHAT WE NEED:
Junior Achievement will continue to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. It's not an easy task, but it's the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy and decisive action.
Junior Achievement $ave, USA
Now more than ever, young people need financial information and skills. In response to this urgent need, JA and the Allstate Foundation developed Junior Achievement $ave, USA, an initiative that provides curriculum designed specifically to help students develop higher levels of personal financial understanding. Through three, one-hour, volunteer-delivered lessons, students in grades 5-12 focus on saving and sharing money (grade 5), establishing a budget to manage their money (grades 6-8), and learning about credit and credit choices (grades 9-12).
The initiative includes an additional helpful component-lessons for parents. Because it is so important to give our children the guidance and information they need to be financially literate, Junior Achievement $ave, USA provides lessons to help parents discuss and learn about important money-management issues with their kids.
Vice President–Volunteer Initiatives and Program Support
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy