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Junior Achievement

Mission

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Summary

We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs – in the core content areas of career readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship-- empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world -- enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school. 

Program Offerings

Classroom Programs

JASM’s K—12 classroom-based programs inspire young people to be successful by providing them with the tools,

strategies, and motivation to thrive in school, in the workplace and in life. The JASM curriculum correlates with and enhances Common Core standards and teaches students about business, economics, and life skills.(Available to all schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools

Job Shadow Program

The JA Job Shadow program provides students with the opportunity to visit local businesses where they can observe a professional work environment, learn about the careers that are available, and talk to employees about their jobs. Students also learn what skills are needed for a career in a particular industry and the importance of educational

attainment in achieving their goals. (Available to all high-schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern

Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools)

Camp Spark

Camp SPARK is a weeklong residential camp for middle school girls focused on social entrepreneurship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. A unique combination of career exploration, entrepreneurship, and leadership development,

the camp encourages its participants to identify and address important issues facing the SouthCoast. The camp is free of charge for girls from all demographics across the region– with a particular focus on low to moderate income populations.

For more information on current programs, check out their website below!

Titan Business Challenge

JASM’s Titan Business Challenge is a day-long strategy competition where students compete -- for scholarship dollars-- using an online business simulator that puts them at the helm of a virtual company. Created to teach them to make critical decisions around issues such as price production, marketing, capital investment, R&D, and philanthropy, Titan is uniquely designed to demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system by providing a dynamic introduction to the world of business. (Available to all high-schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools)

Basic Info

Phone: 508-997-6536

Executive Director: Jeffrey Pelletier

Email: Jeffrey.Pelletier@JA.org

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Scholarships and financial aid are available!

Transportation is also available!