Empower Students to Succeed in a Global Economy

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 51

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 36431
Remaining : $ 13569
No of Donation : 51
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.
The mission of Junior Achievement of Northern New England is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement programs demonstrate to students how to own their success, and the economics of why they should stay in school and pursue post-secondary education. Junior Achievement workforce readiness programs promote self-assessment, demonstrate the importance of staying in school and what it takes to prepare for success.

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 workforce readiness education to students in grades K-12 within our service footprint.

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