Empower Students to Own Their Economic Success

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 23

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 14791
Remaining : $ 35209
No of Donation : 23
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. If students fail to see the connection between classroom learning and their daily lives, or future success, they may abandon their education.

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 our future. Junior Achievement helps to prepare them by teaching skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. By elementary school age, attitudes and habits about money are already being formed. Reaching students early in life with lessons about earning, spending, saving and sharing money, they can learn how to establish strong financial habits that will last a lifetime.

Long-Term Impact

It's been proven that students who receive Junior Achievement (JA) six times during their school career are 90% more likely to graduate from high school. The long-term goal of our project will be for youth to develop attitudes aligned with high school graduation and 21st century skills that prepare them for success. Through the efforts to continuously impact students, our project would provide much-needed financial literacy education to students in grades K-5 within our service footprint.

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