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JASoCal is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning to energize students around academics and their future possibilities. With integrated learning models, JASoCal empowers the next generation with the skills, knowledge, capacity and motivation to overcome financial instability and build a better future for themselves and their community. With the help of volunteer role models and partners like you, we equip young people with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity.
Together, we are working to give our region’s youth the hope to see a brighter future and the skills to answer the demands of the 21st century economy with “I can.”
We use the world of business and personal finance to teach young people how to make smart financial decisions, plan for the future, and inspire them to believe in themselves. We teach the business of life.
When you invest in Junior Achievement, you are investing in the future of children. Your gift will provide programs that inspire hope, encourage success, and make a difference in the future of your community.
JA programs work because students are engaged. Hands-on experiences and volunteer mentors bring standards-based curriculum to life. JA programs bridge academic content and real-world experiences, establishing a core foundation of skills while inspiring students to dream abut their futures.
JA students demonstrate a significant understanding of personal finance, economics, business concepts and entrepreneurship. This plays an important role in local economic development and changes statistics surrounding high school completion, shortages in a prepared workforce, personal debt, financial literacy and cyclical poverty.