More than 42,000 students in the Dallas area will benefit from the essential financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship education provided by more than 2,100 JA Dallas corporate and community volunteers during the 2012-13 school year. Students in our area need to be prepared for their future, and JA Dallas volunteers will provide them with the skills they need to own their future economic success, plan for the future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
It is vital that we expose high school students to professional role models that will help break the cycle of poverty and inspire them to pursue higher education. When students have the support they need, they enter into the world ready to learn, be inspired, and work hard. More than 60 volunteers will inspire at least 800 high school students with financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through programs like JA Success Skills and JA Personal Finance.
JA offers a wide variety of business people the opportunity to volunteer and apply their expertise to the educational needs of our communities' high school students with relevant, hands-on knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Your gift will allow JA Dallas to leverage our staff time by training more volunteers to inspire even more students to succeed.
It's been proven that students who receive JA six times during their school career are 90% more likely to graduate from high school. The goal of our project will be for youth to develop attitudes aligned with high school graduation and 21st century skills that prepare them for success. In addition, JA programs improve student academic performance and achievement leading to increased graduation rates.