Junior Achievement of Central Virginia served over 25,000 students in in Greater Richmond in the 2013-14 academic year.
JACV programs are highly rated by volunteers and teachers. 98% of teachers stated that they would like JA again, 98% of volunteers stated that their experience was very good or excellent and that they would like to volunteer again, and 96% of volunteers felt the JA staff prepared them for the experience.
Financial support for program continuation and JA classroom volunteers will have the greatest impact on JACV. We intend to strategically increase our organizational capacity to serve more middle and high school students who need the critical information provided by JA programming while maintaining our strong elementary school presence.
Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA) has been educating and inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy since 1919. With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, JA enables students to understand entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. The programs also encourage confidence and motivate young people to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.
* Economic knowledge and understanding through experiential, hands-on learning.
* Positive student attitudes toward work and their contributions to a diverse society.
* Desire to stay in school and develop their abilities and skills.
* Mentor relationships with caring adults throughout the community.
* Business and education partnerships that create a bridge between the classroom and the workplace.
* Awareness of local businesses, industries, and career opportunities.
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (JACV) was founded in 1966 and is supported by committed business community leaders who serve on the Junior Achievement Board of Directors as well as an Advisory Board of Directors made up of top level executives. Our Education Advisory Board is comprised of County and City School Superintendents. These professionals provide the organization with valued guidance and support.
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. As President of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (JACV), my vision is to position JA programs as urgent and relevant in the changing economy within the Greater Richmond area.
With your support, JA of Central Virginia exceeded every goal set for 2014. We served over 25,000 students last year – a 16% increase over the previous year. This was accomplished through the dedication of over 2,000 volunteers from over 300 companies. We are also celebrating a 25% increase in JA Finance Park classes and a 14% growth in schools served.
We are excited for the year ahead and continued growth. We will be going paperless in Capital One/JA Finance Park, offering more realistic scenarios and new businesses. We are piloting JA Girl$ to focus on empowering young women through the mentorship of female executives. Additionally, JA Job Shadow will continue to grow, giving high school students the chance to experience a true work environment and learn the skills needed to succeed.
In Junior Achievement's elementary school programs, children learn concepts and skills in each grade that build on those taught in preceding grades. This sequential approach is designed to show students how the market system works, its relationship to democratic values and their responsibilities in this system. Students learn how and why people assume roles as citizens, consumers, workers, and employers.
Each grade-level program includes five required, hands-on activities designed to help young students develop appropriate decision-making and workplace skills. The concepts and skills taught are particularly relevant to their social studies classes and can be integrated with the general school curriculum.
In kindergarten through third grades, program themes emphasize the economics of family, neighborhood, community, and city. In the fourth and fifth grades, program themes expand to explore regional, national, and world economies. By the completion of each program, students gain valuable understanding of key concepts and vocabulary as emphasized through the real-world experience the volunteer brings to the classroom.
Junior Achievement programs aim to ensure that students in Central Virginia understand and believe in their potential to succeed in our free enterprise society and in life. We do this by developing the desire in young people to stay in school and appreciate lifelong learning and positive attitudes toward work and contributing to a diverse society.
JA middle school programs programs teach students business and economic concepts, help them prepare for productive careers, and provide experience in personal economics management. By the completion of each program, students gain valuable understanding of key concepts and vocabulary as emphasized through the real-world experience the volunteer brings to the classroom.
-JA Company Program
-JA Be Entrepreneurial
-JA Success Skills
-JA Exploring Economics
-JA Careers with a Purpose
-JA Personal Finance
-JA Banks in Action
JA high school programs programs teach students business and economic concepts, help them prepare for productive careers, and provide experience in personal economics management. By the completion of each program, students gain valuable understanding of key concepts and vocabulary as emphasized through the real-world experience the volunteer brings to the classroom.
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