JA OF GREATER BATON ROUGE & Acadiana
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Owning their economic success!
Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge is a for-impact, non-profit organization serving our community by bringing volunteers from the business community into the classroom to teach Kindergarten – 12th grade students personal finance, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills.
Develop a generation of individuals who are armed with the confidence, knowledge and determination to thrive in order to build a better future for themselves and their community.
“The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is committed to ensuring students are prepared for the future. Through our partnership with Junior Achievement, we are able to educate our youth on managing personal finances, developing skills for the workplace, and encouraging entrepreneurial thinking. We are grateful to JA for providing mentors to our students and implementing this curriculum that is invaluable to our school system.” - East Baton Rouge Superintendent Warren Drake
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Our Core Values
We Live & Work by These Values
Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
Principles of Economics
Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship.
Passion & Excellence
Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it.
Respect for Everyone
Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals.
The Power of Partnership
Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.
Our Board of Directors
The Junior Achievement Board of Directors consists of industry leaders from across Greater Baton Rouge.
Bank of America
Sr. VP Corporate Lending
Hannis T. Bourgeois
First American Bank & Trust
Plant Finance Manager
Human Resource Manager
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Managing Director, Audit
SVP, Commercial Banking Group Mgr.
East Baton Rouge School Board Member
The Shobe Financial Group
Sr. Manager, State & Local Tax
Baton Rouge Market President
Capital One Bank
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Banking Center Manager
Local Benefits Coordinator
Ameriprise Financial Services
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Initiatives
Capital One Bank
Buquet & Leblanc
Coca Cola United
Steven Brooksher Jr.
Director of Women Services for the Baton Rouge Region
SVP, Commercial Banking
Iberia Bank / First Horizon
Sr. HR Business Partner
Director of Audit & Assurance Services
LaPorte, Serht, Romig, Hand
Our partners are integral to our success. We greatly value the relationships with our investors and could not successfully serve Greater Baton Rouge and Acadiana students without their support. Hundreds of community partners actively put Junior Achievement’s mission into action each year. Many support JA with financial, human, and in-kind resources each year and we are truly grateful. Those listed here represent Junior Achievement’s top financial partners.
HUEY & ANGELINA WILSON FOUNDATION
capital area finance authority
CAPITAL ONE BANK
CREDIT BUREAU OF BATON ROUGE FOUNDATION
LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE CONNECTIOns