Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.

Junior Achievement impacted more than 4.9 million U.S. students in more than 212,101 classrooms in the 2017-2018 school year. With the help of 243,756 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.

Junior Achievement Enhances Communities

There are more than 107 JA Areas operating across the United States. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, these JA Areas help young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.


More than 27,000 students reached in Alabama during the 2017-18 school year.

Birmingham Metro

Tuscaloosa County

Etowah County

Wilcox County

Mobile County