Junior Achievement (JA) educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.
Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana’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.
JA of Southwestern Indiana began in 1964. Since that time the program has grown to serve over 22,000 students in its 14 county service area; which includes Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois. Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization.
This year more than 1,000 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students from JA’s footprint will enter our schools to teach Junior Achievement programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic.
Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement.