Empower 300 Students in Southern Massachusetts

Goal: $ 10500

No of Donation: 49

 

 

Goal: $ 10500
Amount Raised: $ 8105.75
Remaining : $ 2394.25
No of Donation : 49
Category : Education
Url : http://www.jasouthernma.org
Contact Number : 508-997-6536
Address : 227 Union Street
State : New Bedford
City : MA
Country : US
Zipcode : 02740

Challenge

School districts throughout Southern Massachsuetts face considerable challenges in ensuring that all of their students can thrive and grow into successful adults, while local businesses have concerns about whether graduates posess the necessary skills to succeed in the workforce. Junior Achievement volunteers teach young people how to thrive in today's world by teaching them essential work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy training.

Solution

The mission of Junior Achievement is to empower young people to own their economic success. An important mission carried out by passionate people. We are excited by the changes taking place in students, schools, families and our community through the work of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts. We bring students, educators, volunteers and the community together so that we can help our young people make intelligent financial and career decisions and achieve success. During the 2012-13 school year, about 130 volunteers from nearly 40 companies administered 212 programs across our service area, impacting a total of 4,425 students - of which 50% were identified as "high need." Our goal for the 2013-2014 academic year is to achieve sustainable growth by increasing the number of students impacted to at least 4,600.
Junior Achievement partners with local educators, businesses and community members to provide programs that teach young people essential work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. This school year, JA of Southern Massachusetts will be working to fulfill program requests from about 120 teachers who are seeking to enhance the classroom experience for more than 2,500 students.

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. JA participants are more likely to recognize the importance of an education and what kind of career opportunities that await them after graduation.

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