Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people on financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship through programs taught by trained corporate or community volunteers in schools, and at after-school sites throughout the world.
Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JAofNNE) provides economic mobility and opportunity to youth in Central/Eastern MA and NH with a focus on Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, Somerville, Worcester and Manchester NH. JA prepares youth to effectively manage their finances, build critical skills for the workforce, develop entrepreneurial mindsets and increase their confidence, which empowers them to break the cycle of poverty.
In response to the systemic poverty and inequalities experienced by the most underserved populations in Central/Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, JAofNNE embarked on an ambitious plan to address the generational challenges inherent in these communities as our organization’s top priority. We believe that leveling the playing field for young people from disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances empowers them to succeed and strengthens our communities, region, and country. JAofNNE seeks to close the wealth and opportunity gaps in 10 inner-city communities in MA and NH by 1) creating middle school to career pathways; 2) igniting youth entrepreneurship; 3) preparing financially savvy youth.
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people on financial literacy, workforce readiness and…