Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Empower young people to own their economic success through delivering educational programs to students Kindergarten through 12th Grade teaching the key concepts of Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship. Partnering Central Kentucky schools with Business and Community Organizations to foster an effective 21st century workforce for the State of Kentucky.
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass has been serving Central Kentucky since 1963. During the 2014-15 school year, we reached 18,300 students in Fayette and 12 surrounding counties. Worldwide JA reaches 10.5 million students in 417,216 classrooms and afterschool locations each year. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States of America and in 122 countries around the world. The business/education partnerships of JA are greatly enhanced by the volunteers who are willing to invest their time and resources on its behalf.