There is no greater gift than knowing you inspired a child.
As adults, we can reflect on the importance of knowing how to manage our money. We can embrace the need to know how to navigate the work world.
What is certain is that Junior Achievement students are better prepared to succeed – and create their own futures.
We know this because, when asked if being a JA student positively affected their future, 92 percent of JA graduates responded with a resounding “yes!” Our alumni are more than twice as confident that they can successfully compete in a business environment, compared to adults without JA experience.
- JA students are more confident in their ability to manage and control their finances.
- JA programs help students gain the skills employers need to thrive in today’s economy.
- JA students embody an entrepreneurial spirit and understand how to leverage resources to launch a business.
Perhaps the most important finding is that JA students are more optimistic about achieving future success. Optimism is the underpinning of advancement – not just material advancement – but also societal advancement and the enrichment of our neighborhoods and schools, our businesses and communities.
We depend on individuals to provide this critical education to as many students in Tampa Bay as possible.
You have an opportunity to make an impact that will last for a lifetime. Join us in this mission to empower the future.