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.
During the 2017-18 school year, JA Angelina County volunteers presented 249 classroom programs throughout Angelina County Public School Districts, and impacted 5,001 local students.
We are extremely thankful to the generosity of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, who funds many of our high school initiatives, and to the E.L. Kurth Jr. Charitable Foundation, who funds many of our Elementary and Middle School initiatives. Because of their tremendous support, we kicked off our 2017-18 school year with more than 100 programs!