Life Skills for 25 Young Women in Fort Worth

A microproject by Junior Achievement USA

Summary

Young people are dropping-out of school at alarming rates, and the future of female drop-outs are poor as they face employment challenges, poverty, and reliance on public support. Junior Achievement's programs at the Fort Worth Young Women's Leadership Academy provide skills that help students obtain a livable wage career, stress the importance and relevance of education to their future economic success, and provide financial knowledge that empowers young people to own their financial future.
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Challenge

Junior Achievement will help students at the Young Women's Leadership Academy graduate high school and be prepared for college or work. Our programs provide skills to obtain a livable wage career, stress the importance and relevance of education to their future economic success, and provide financial knowledge that empowers young people to own their financial future. These skills ultimately help students succeed in life and can break a cycle of poverty.

Solution

Junior Achievement will implement its Economics for Success program at the Young Women's Leadership Academy. The project allows 25 specially selected 7th grade students at the academy to participate in the program exposing them to careers that provide a livable wage, stress the importance of education to obtain a livable wage career, provide tangible skills to allow a student to obtain and succeed at their career, and teach financial management skills so students can own their economic future.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ja.org
Website - JA of Fort Worth
Young Women's Leadership Academy Website

Organization Information

Junior Achievement USA

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ja.org
Project Leader:
Kris Ponciroli
Colorado Springs, CO United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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