Why Should You Volunteer?

What do JA programs teach students?

JA programs teach students in kindergarten through high school important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

What is expected of the JA volunteer?

Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 13 weeks depending on the grade level. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. You can coordinate your classroom visits directly with the school's teacher to make sure the schedule works for you both. The videos below show a JA volunteer prepping for his class and important tips for success plus more!


How do JA programs help kids succeed?

Junior Achievement programs help kids learn real-world concepts focusing on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. In addition, JA programs give students opportunities to learn and apply critical soft skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

What do students think of JA programs?

Students love the hands-on learning opportunities that JA programs provide. The JA volunteer is the critical component in the success of JA programs—he or she can share professional or personal experiences that align with JA program content and help students see how JA can help them achieve their dreams.

In fact, 92 percent of JA alumni say that their JA experience helped prepare them to compete successfully in a business environment, compared to 45 percent of students who did not have a JA experience.