Junior Achievement USA, one of the six regions that comprise the JA Worldwide family, is the world’s largest business/education partnership and the number one school-to-career program in school districts across the country.
Junior Achievement of Utah was established in 1956 to educate Utah’s students in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. JA of Utah reaches students with three distinct approaches:
In-class programs for grades K-12.
Spencer F. Eccles Junior Achievement City (JA City), our experiential learning center offered to 5th and 8th grade students.
Our STEM and Career initiative, which increases student exposure to STEM concepts and careers.
Over 83,000 Utah students were reached during the 2015-2016 school year through our innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers. JA of Utah helps young people understand the connection between what they’re learning in school and how it applies to their lives in the real world. JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence and JA programs increase knowledge and influence attitudes in a way that results in students’ increased self-confidence. The JA experience helps students better understand the importance of school as a means to becoming successful adults and prepares them for realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the global marketplace.