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Junior Achievement

Who We Are

The core purpose of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

JA does this by providing students with practical economic education and learning experiences and is guided by the following values: a belief in the boundless potential of young people; a commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship; and a conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

Through these initiatives, JA establishes a foundation upon which students can build the skills and aptitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-changing world – financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. In partnership with business and community leaders, JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.

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What We Do

Junior Achievement has developed a set of sequential programs that when delivered by a community volunteer, help a child understand the possibilities the future offers. 

From kindergarten through 12th grade, classrooms full of children work with business and community volunteers with JA’s program materials as the mechanism.  These volunteers share their stories of struggle and success, helping students understand that they too can be successful, regardless of their background.

Volunteers conduct 5 to 7 activities in local schools during the regular school day.

Activities are typically done one a week and take from 30 to 45 minutes to complete each one.

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2737 S Broadway, Suite 207
Tyler, TX 75701
Contact: Jim Guay
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 903-581-7482
Fax: 903-581-4477
Email: jimguay@jatyler.org
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