Provide Entrepreneurship Programs To 300+ Students

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 79

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 65000.2
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 79
Category : Education
Url : http://www.janewengland.org
Contact Number : 781-373-1170
Address : 400 Fifth Avenue
State : Waltham
City : MA
Country : US
Zipcode : 02451

Challenge

A recent study found a major reason students drop out of school is because they do not see a correlation between academics and the challenges of their lives. These challenges are amplified for young people residing in our nation's inner cities and most underserved communities, where overcrowded classrooms, high crime rates, negative peer pressure,single-parent families, and hunger are the norm. However, 1.3 million students failed to graduate last year, and 15 million more will join them by 2020

Solution

The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Using hands-on experiences, JA helps to prepare young people for the real world by teaching skills in financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement trains community volunteers to deliver curricula, and to incorporate the sharing of personal and professional experiences with students. The hallmark of Junior Achievement efforts, these mentors inspire students by transforming the JA lessons into relevant messages that connect what is learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
Our children are the future. Their education and preparedness for the workforce will be determinants of that future.Too often, today's at-risk youth are disconnected from both school and work because of familial, academic and economic challenges they face every day. A recent study found a major reason students drop out of school is because they do not see a correlation between academics and the challenges of their lives. Junior Achievement is a solution provider and help to bridge that gap.

Long-Term Impact

In a national survey conducted by JAUSA, 76% of responding students stated that JA programs encouraged them to stay in school. Teachers (95%) & volunteers (92%) report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of how the real world operates. Both teachers & volunteers agree that JA students work together better as a team and are more capable of making group responses.

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