Junior Achievement (JA) is launching a new awareness campaign aimed at connecting volunteers from the community with young people as mentors and role models. The campaign, titled “Inspiring Tomorrows™, will highlight the transformative impact a caring adult can have on a young person, not only by providing support, but by inspiring and preparing young people with essential life skills.
Each year, Junior Achievement programs reach nearly 4.8 million in grades K through 12 in 106 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. The programs are delivered by nearly a quarter-million volunteers, primarily from the business community, who teach proven programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Research shows that one-in-five young people who go through the Junior Achievement program end up working in the same career field as the JA volunteer they had in the program. The impact of these programs is more than teaching kids how to manage money or start a business. JA is a transformative experience for many of the students who go through it, and this is due in large part to those volunteers who deliver our programs and serve as role models to these young people.
For more information, visit www.ja.org.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement USA®
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