Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Junior Achievement is turning the tide and helping young people face the challenges of the real world. JA is the largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s kindergarten through grade 12 programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Over 50% of the 43,000 students Junior Achievement will reach during the 2014-2015 school year are at-risk. These students need our help if they are to break out of the financial and social situations that they find themselves in today. They are members of financially challenged families so focused on getting through the day that the ability for these young students to focus on the future – to imagine “what they will be when they grow up” – is all but taken away from them.  In the face of food, clothing and shelter instability there is little room left to dream.

JA programs break down these barriers and re-inspire students about life’s possibilities. Early intervention is essential. Your support of Junior Achievement and the JA Bowl-a-Thon will help these students build life skills and a system that supports 21st Century work readiness education and crisis intervention, imperative to breaking the cycle of poverty. 

$30 sponsors a JA student
$100 sponsors a curriculum kit for JA students
$500 sponsors a classroom of JA students
$1,000 sponsors an entire grade level of JA students

“Help me become a superhero so I can achieve my dreams.” – JA student -- The possibilities are endless...with your support!