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JA Sparks Student Success

For 95 years Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts has been 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. Learn more about JA ‘s impact


Dreams are Worth the Investment

Each year, an increasing number of educators and parents ask us for our programs. As a result, we have developed a strategic plan that will strive to dramatically increase the number of classrooms reached, but we can’t do it without your help.
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Get Involved with JA

Are you interested in impacting today’s youth? JA volunteers are passionate people inspiring kids to learn the economics of life through free enterprise education. JA enables caring adults to share their experience with students to show them what it takes to be successful in school and in life.
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Educators are Critical to the Success of JA

By inviting JA into your classroom, you gain access to programs that reinforce your class curricula, while empowering students to believe in themselves. Junior Achievement helps your students envision the possibilities of what they can be by helping them see the value of staying in school. Our interactive curriculum engages and excites students, leading to stronger critical thinking and decision-making skills and more confidence.
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Is JA at your child’s school?

Research says that the greatest predictor of student achievement is not economic or social status, but rather the extent to which parents become involved in their children’s education. Kids believe they can be whatever they want when they grow up. And they’re right. But getting there isn’t always easy. No matter what your profession, your life experience and determination to succeed means you can serve as a role model – not just to your child – but to their peers too.
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Welcome Back, JA Alum!

Whether you participated in the JA Company Program® as a high school student, or have been volunteering to teach JA programs in your community, we want to celebrate all you have done to make Junior Achievement the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
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