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Empower Students to Succeed in a Global Economy

by Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Empower Students to Succeed in a Global Economy

Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) is deeply grateful to all our donors to the GlobalGiving Campaign.  Thanks to your generous support, this project has reached its funding goal. 

Through its proven learning model that unites successful volunteers from the business community with students, Junior Achievement programs enhance current school curricula by teaching entrepreneurship, as well as financial literacy and workforce readiness, to students in grades K-12.  This proven approach opens doors for mutually-benefitting mentoring and positive relationships that empower students and strengthen schools and communities. 

While our success is impressive, our work is far from over.  The 2015-2016 school year is in full swing, with schools and teachers requesting our programs in record numbers.  To that end, we have listed three new projects on the Global Giving website that will allow us to continue to offer our unique and effective programming at no cost to the students, schools and communities we serve.  We invite you to visit the Junior Achievement of Northern New England section of the Global Giving website to view our latest projects. 

We appreciate your ongoing support as we strive to reach more than 42,000 students in local schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire this year. 

Please take a moment to read this testimonial from a JA student.

“My experience at JA was amazing!  I was able to work with many people, but the mentors were the best. The mentors were very supportive and they tried their best to help us achieve our goals while they guided us.”               

-JA Academy Student, Company Name: “Knot It”

Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) is deeply grateful to all our donors to the GlobalGiving Campaign.  Thanks to your generous support, this project has reached its funding goal. 

Through its proven learning model that unites successful volunteers from the business community with students, Junior Achievement programs enhance current school curricula by teaching entrepreneurship, as well as financial literacy and workforce readiness, to students in grades K-12.  This proven approach opens doors for mutually-benefitting mentoring and positive relationships that empower students and strengthen schools and communities. 

While our success is impressive, our work is far from over.  The 2015-2016 school year is in full swing, with schools and teachers requesting our programs in record numbers.  To that end, we have listed three new projects on the Global Giving website that will allow us to continue to offer our unique and effective programming at no cost to the students, schools and communities we serve.  We invite you to visit the Junior Achievement of Northern New England section of the Global Giving website to view our latest projects. 

We appreciate your ongoing support as we strive to reach more than 42,000 students in local schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire this year. 

Please take a moment to read this testimonial from a JA student.

“My experience at JA was amazing!  I was able to work with many people, but the mentors were the best. The mentors were very supportive and they tried their best to help us achieve our goals while they guided us.”               

-JA Academy Student, Company Name: “Knot It”

Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) is deeply grateful to all our donors to the GlobalGiving Campaign.  Thanks to your generous support, this project has reached its funding goal. 

Through its proven learning model that unites successful volunteers from the business community with students, Junior Achievement programs enhance current school curricula by teaching entrepreneurship, as well as financial literacy and workforce readiness, to students in grades K-12.  This proven approach opens doors for mutually-benefitting mentoring and positive relationships that empower students and strengthen schools and communities. 

While our success is impressive, our work is far from over.  The 2015-2016 school year is in full swing, with schools and teachers requesting our programs in record numbers.  To that end, we have listed three new projects on the Global Giving website that will allow us to continue to offer our unique and effective programming at no cost to the students, schools and communities we serve.  We invite you to visit the Junior Achievement of Northern New England section of the Global Giving website to view our latest projects. 

We appreciate your ongoing support as we strive to reach more than 42,000 students in local schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire this year. 

Please take a moment to read this testimonial from a JA student.

“My experience at JA was amazing!  I was able to work with many people, but the mentors were the best. The mentors were very supportive and they tried their best to help us achieve our goals while they guided us.”               

-JA Academy Student, Company Name: “Knot It”

 

Thank you so much for your contributions to bring Junior Achievement work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to students in grades k-12!

Your support is critical because, in Massachusetts, the study of financial literacy is not required as part of the curriculum at any level of public schooling. This lack of financial literacy and workforce readiness education places many individuals on the losing side of the widening wealth inequality gap.

Knowledge of personal money management is powerful information for young people to possess. It removes the mystique about reaching goals, creates a sense of mastery of one’s own fate, and can make higher educational and career aspirations more attainable. Financially literate, workforce-ready youth help to build more secure families, vibrant communities and robust local economies.

Writing to parents, the blog post below gives one teacher's perspective on the value of Junior Achievement programs to her students:

"Is your child Economically Literate?  You might be surprised at the answer!  Over the past several weeks, Ally’s mom has been coming in to Room 204 to present lessons from Junior Achievement as a curricular tie-in to our Social Studies program.

So far, students have spent time learning financial concepts such as taxes, city planning, interest, needs and wants, and interdependence. They are better understanding the circular flow of money in our economy while practicing math, speaking, listening and cooperative learning skills...The concept of taxes will re-enter our lessons a little later on when we study the road to the American Revolution. Until then, be sure to ask your child about their weekly Junior Achievement lessons!"

Mrs. Brooks, Elementary School Teacher

Thank you again, and if you would like more information on the specific towns where JA programs are delivered, please feel free to contact us!

JA Finance Park Virtual simulates an adult life!
JA Finance Park Virtual simulates an adult life!

Junior Achievement has an amazing vision...and you help bring it closer to reality for students in grades k-12. The vision?

What if every child’s education opened their eyes to understand their eventual career path, compensation and personal economic health is largely under their own control, if they so choose?

We know education changes behaviors, and although we invest in it heavily, students in one study by the Pearson Foundation reported a major reason they drop out of school is because they do not see academic study as relevant or connected to their future success or the demands of the real world in which they and their families currently live.

According to another study, among teens, there is widespread uncertainty about how to earn enough money to become financially stable in adulthood; an increasing number believe they will be financially dependent upon and live with their parents for longer periods of time.

When students do not realize the importance of education to their lives, it can be easy for some to begin a gradual process of disillusionment and/or disengagement from it.

Knowledge of personal financial management and the workforce is powerful information for young people to possess. It removes the mystique about setting and reaching goals, creates a sense of mastery over one’s own fate, and can make higher educational and career aspirations more attainable.

Junior Achievement has transformed the delivery of our mission to be even more relevant, and a cathartic learning experience for students in today’s high-tech and multi-sensory world. You are a big part of that mission, and we want you to know we are grateful.

Students are grateful too! Here's what one had to say following her experience in JA Finance Park Virtual:

"I had a lot of fun and learned lots of new information, like the different types of banking, investment methods, how to budget, and my favorite, credit cards and debit cards. You even motivated me to stop going to Dunkin Donuts everyday and to be a better saver. I feel like I know more about finances now and I know to be very careful with my planning. Thank you."

 

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Junior Achievement of Northern New England

Location: Waltham, MA - USA
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Twitter: @JaofNNE
Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Jessica Feenan
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Jessica Feenan
Waltham, MA United States

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