Why Support JA?
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 of the Junior Achievement Programs correlate to the MCAS standards and the Massachusetts Frameworks set by the DOE. 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 Challenge, our Annual Bowl‐A‐Thon and the Annual Junior Achievement Golf Tournament.