Financial Literacy.
Work readiness.


unior Achievement’s programs are designed to empower students from kindergarten through 12th grade to own their economic success through experiential learning in the key content areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Our professionally designed, rigorously evaluated, comprehensive and relevant curriculum, developed in partnership with educators and endorsed by superintendents, reinforces and supplements North Carolina’s Common Core Standards and Social Studies Essential Standards.

All Junior Achievement programs are delivered by trained corporate and community volunteers who share their skills and personal and professional experiences to make learning come to life. Our financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs are typically presented by Junior Achievement’s volunteers for 30-45 minutes each week for five to seven weeks, with the exact time commitments dependent upon the grade level of the students. In any given school year in the Triad, Junior Achievement works with over 650 community volunteers delivering over 88,730 instructional content hours.

Educators tell us that the Junior Achievement’s experiential learning programs in their schools and classrooms are easy to integrate and have significant impact on student learning and retention. As Junior Achievement authentically helps your students envision the possibilities of what they can be, Junior Achievement reinforces for them the value of staying in school. Junior Achievement also enhances the overall learning experience by making it more meaningful and relevant. The interactive programs engage students giving them the opportunity to practice cooperation, teamwork, decision-making, and leadership skills through numerous exciting experiential learning activities.

Elementary School
JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula.
Learn About JA Elementary School Programs
Middle School
These programs help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future.
Learn About JA Middle School Programs
High School
These programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future and foster skills highly useful in the business world.
Learn About JA High School Programs
Programs Impact
JA is committed to evaluating effectiveness of programs and impact on students.
Learn About the Impact of JA Programs
Educators: Lets Partner
Our rigorously designed programs are designed to meet your requirements and enhance student learning.
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Volunteers: Get Involved
Volunteers are the heart and engine of JA. Your service as a role model will leave a lasting impact on local students.
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Be a volunteer for Junior Achievement!

Complete our volunteer application and let’s get started!