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About Junior Achievement

The world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12

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Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts, particularly those who participate in programs at consecutive grade levels, according to independent evaluators.

"JA has had a major influence on my life. I was in JA and went to the national convention in high school. I graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting and worked as an accountant at Shell [Chemical] in Geismar. Shell sent me to teach a Free Enterprise JA class and I fell in love with teaching! I quit my job, and have been teaching for 28 years and absolutely LOVE my students!"

Darlene Taranto

Why Junior Achievement for your students?

Junior Achievement’s unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. At your invitation, we help arrange for business people and local community leaders to visit your classroom a few times or throughout the semester. They volunteer to share their workforce experience with your students, all while teaching sound economic principles and reinforcing your class curricula.

JA Educator Resources:

Finance Park Virtual:

Link to finance park virtual platform

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JA Volunteer Media Release & Consent

Request a JA volunteer for your class today by clicking the link below or emailing our Education Department:

Kathie Hayden, Education Manager – KHAYDEN@jabatonrouge.com

Teacher Program Request Form