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

JA of West Kentucky'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

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in West Kentucky by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of West Kentucky!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of West Kentucky!

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

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your West Kentucky school!

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Volunteering with Junior Achievement In-Person or Virtually

  Where: In a school classroom in our community or via an online platform
 Time Investment: Typically one hour, for five days

As a JA Volunteer, you'll be paired with a teacher in a classroom. This delivery method is an effective and popular way to show students a connection between the skills they are learning in the classroom and how they can get a more fulfilling career and life.

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View the details for JA Inspire Virtual

JA Inspire Virtual

  Where: Virtual--Your Classroom or Home!
 When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 AM

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch 8th and 9th grade students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond.

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View the details for JA Golf Classic 2020

JA Golf Classic 2020

  Where: Ben Hawes Golf Course
 When: Friday, August 14, 2020 8:30 AM

Sam’s Club - Walmart Golf Scramble to benefit Junior Achievement
Ben Hawes Golf Course
Friday, August 14th 8:30am Shotgun Start
(rescheduled date due to COVID-19)

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View the details for JA Chilly Hilly 5K Run

JA Chilly Hilly 5K Run

  Where: John James Audubon State Park
 When: Saturday, November 07, 2020 8:30 AM

Join Junior Achievement of Henderson County for the Columbia Chilly Hilly 5K on Saturday, Nov. 7th, at 8:30 a.m. at Audubon State Park!

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of West Kentucky.

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