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Our Mission

Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts is dedicated to providing economic education and financial literacy programs to the youth of western Massachusetts and Vermont.


JA of Western Massachusetts impacts thousands of young people each year‐ opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for life after graduation. As a member of JA USA, JA of Western MA is a part of a global organization that operates in 123 countries and reaches 9.7 million students around the globe.

Junior Achievement programs are offered at no cost to the schools and community groups throughout Western Massachusetts and Vermont. All Junior Achievement Programs correlate to U.S. National Standards, Common Core Standards, and Massachusetts and Vermont academic content standards. Our age‐appropriate, academically challenging programs are offered to local schools and community groups free of charge because of the financial support we receive from hundreds of local businesses, individuals, and foundations, in addition to our Special Events, which include The Stock Market Competition, JA EnTEENpreneur Challenge, JA Bowl-A-Thon, and JA Golf Tournament.