Junior Achievement teaches kids, kindergarten through high school, about work and money - two topics that are generally not covered during a child's education. We only reach 8% of the kids in Arizona, 50% of which are low-income, and we need your help to teach more kids about what it takes to find the best jobs, stay out of debt and become the future leaders of our economy.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Our schools do not teach kids about work and money. While children get an education in reading, writing and math, they need financial literacy skills and an understanding of what it takes to have a successful career, support a family and live below their means. There are 1.1 million students between kindergarten through high school in Arizona, and we only reach 8% of them with our programs.
How will this project solve this problem?
With your support, we will be able to teach more kids about the skills they need to succeed in work and life, and in turn build a workforce that will strengthen our economy, attract more companies, lower crime rates and make our community a better place to live. Financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness are the three pillars of our curriculum, which we have been teaching to kids since 1957. Our goal is to reach 150,000 kids by 2016.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will educate 139 kids and help them become successful adults. Since 2008, 96% of JA's programs have undergone comprehensive third-party evaluations, and they have shown: JA students are more likely to graduate from high school (93% v. 70%) and are more likely to attend college (73% v. 60%). The more we invest in the financial and career success of our youth, the stronger our communities and economy become.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,008
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,008 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.