Junior Achievement is the world's 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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
Junior Achievement of Chicago, chartered in 1940 and celebrating over 70 years of serving Chicago youth, is the largest JA office in the world and will reach 430,000 young people in 12 Chicago-area counties during the 2011-2012 school year. For additional information, or if you are interested in being involved in the Chicago area, visit www.jachicago.org. You can also find Junior Achievement of Chicago on Facebook and Twitter.