Opportunity is for Everyone.

We're not your Daddy's JA. We've taken the best of Junior Achievement's proven curriculum and mixed it up with Austin's special sauce. In schools and communities across Central Texas, we curate high impact, hands-on experiences for young people to immerse them in real entrepreneurial experiences with mentors who reflect the students we serve. 

Through our flagship programs, JA Start Up and the JA Company Program, we've helped more than 800 teens start and run real businesses since 2016. Leading up to that capstone experience, we serve more than 5,000 additional students annually with our entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workforce readiness programs in grades K-12. We are increasingly deploying these programs to serve two generations - for adults we may have missed when they were in school. 

Whether you're looking to mentor an emerging entrepreneur, attract new talent to your industry or ensure all of our local young people have an opportunity to participate in our region's economic engine, we have an opportunity for you to achieve your goals leveraging proven tools customized by an experienced local team. We don't just teach lean start-up, we are a lean start up - innovating and experimenting to find the highest impact with the best use of resources. Where else can you create an entrepreneur for $42 per month?

JA Heightens The Academic Experience

RELEVANT

BRINGS RELEVANCE TO ACADEMICS

JA connects education to real-world concepts to heighten students' appreciation for academics and long-term aspirations.

AUTHENTIC

DELIVERS AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCES

JA infuses business connectivity into all aspects of learning to deepen students' understanding and sustain engagement.

EXPERIENTIAL

CREATES AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

JA delivers opportunities to apply academic concepts to enhance students' retention of knowledge and develop skills for success.

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