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Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

Online Resources to Teachers and Parents

With schools closing Junior Achievement is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again. Here are two ways you can support this effort.

JA of Greater South Carolina COVID-19 Response

There's a lot of uncertainty about what will be happening this coming school year. One thing that is certain, Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina is committed to inspiring and preparing the next generation for success.

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JA Teacher Resources

Teachers - Junior Achievement is making adjustments to meet the needs of our educators and students during this time. JA is providing resources for you to use in your classroom.

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JA Volunteer Resources

Junior Achievement is making adjustments to meet the needs of our teachers and their students during this time. JA is providing online resources to teachers and parents.

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Tomorrows Fund

COVID-19 has quickly and profoundly changed our daily lives. Schools have now closed for face-to-face learning through the end of the year. JA is connecting with educators and other youth development organizations and libraries to insure access. How can you help?

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JA of Greater South Carolina's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA


You can support the growing need for youth development in Greater South Carolina by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.

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By volunteering with JA of Greater South Carolina, you can be in the classroom and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Quality volunteers from the community deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Our Supporters

These amazing and caring organizations make it possible for JA to make an impact on youth development. Their monetary contribution and volunteer base help to make JA the great organization it is today.

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JA YPA is an extension of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, comprised of young community leaders who share the JA mission: "To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."

JA YPA encourages professional growth, provides community service opportunities and fosters advancement advocacy.

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  Where: The Alley
 When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:00 PM

Join us in a team-building and networking opportunity that raises funds to provide curriculum to local students in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education!

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South Carolina Business Hall of Fame

  Where: Pastides Alumni Center at UofSC
 When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:00 PM

The South Carolina Business Hall of Fame is a black-tie event that provides Junior Achievement the opportunity to recognize our state's most respected leaders for their commitment to and investment in the community.

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.

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