JA features interactive programs that help students learn through personal experience.
JA USA was founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, Horace Moses and Senator Murray Crane in Springfield, Massachusetts, and currently is based in Colorado Springs. In 1960, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Inc. was established.
Junior Achievement is a volunteer-driven economic education nonprofit organization featuring interactive programs helping students learn through personal experience. Our service area covers the following counties: Hamilton, Grundy and Marion in Tennessee, and Catoosa and Walker in Georgia.
JA gives young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic choices. Junior Achievement creates strategic partnerships with local businesses and parents, as well as college and high school students.
During the 2017-2018 school year, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga reached 10,737 students in 497 classrooms, with 510 volunteers giving of their time and knowledge for the benefit of students. We are extremely proud of our “Title 1 – Low-to-Moderate” income program. The impact makes a difference in the lives of 6,965 students (64.9 percent of our total in-school students served). Regions was an integral part of this accomplishment with 10 Regions volunteers teaching our K-12 programs in 16 classrooms for the benefit of the Title 1 students.
We empower young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-driven K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and we use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Interactive programs are designed to correlate with social studies curriculum, as well as state and federal education standards, and JA USA researches and develops new and existing programs every 3 to 5 years.
What Would You Do with $5,000 and a Day of Service?
Regions would positively impact the lives of young people in our community by providing volunteers and $5,000 for “JA in a Day” – an entire-school, all-students-involved day at a Title 1 elementary school. For students living in poverty, Junior Achievement curriculum and volunteers may be their only connection to financial success.