Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Cleveland by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Greater Cleveland!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Greater Cleveland!

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Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Cleveland school!

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JA of Greater Cleveland Spotlight

Junior Achievement Junior Board

Junior Achievement Junior Board

Junior Achievement's Junior Board is a group of innovative, energetic, and philanthropic young professionals with an interest in supporting financial literacy, work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and economic success among students in the Cleveland area. Members are ambassadors for JA throughout the city and work to support the organization's mission.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Discounted Tickets

Junior Achievement is excited to team up with The Cleveland Cavaliers to provide you with discounted tickets! There are multiple games available at a discounted rate!

$10 from every ticket purchased will be donated back to JA!

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View the details for Junior Achievement Online Auction

Junior Achievement Online Auction

  Where: Online
 When: Monday, 04 Nov 2019 9:00 AM

November 4-15, 2019

Our Online Auction features over $60,000 in donated items from our community partners and corporate supporters. Members of the community support local JA students by bidding on Cleveland sports tickets, vacation and travel packages, gift cards, golf foursomes, one-of-a-kind experiences, family entertainment, theater tickets, dining and more!

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View the details for Stock Market Challenge 2019

Stock Market Challenge 2019

  Where: Cleveland State University
 When: Thursday, 05 Dec 2019 8:00 AM

JA is bringing the stock exchange to Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain and Geauga counties for a fun-filled, action-packed competition where high school students will have the opportunity to experience the feeling of standing on the trading floor of the NYSE.

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland.

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