Junior Achievement of San Diego County

  • CA


4756 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego
United States

About Us

Junior Achievement of San Diego County's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers lead hands-on, interactive lessons to K-12 students to teach them how money works, how to get a job, and how to run a business. Students think about what they want to be when they grow up, come up with their own "businesses", and discover their passions.

We welcome volunteers from all career paths to share their experience while teaching JA's fun and interactive curriculum. YOU can inspire youth to follow their dreams while teaching practical skills to prepare them for their future.

Who teaches JA? Currently, more than 1,400 trained business and community volunteers facilitate the activities both directly in the classroom and at their work sites through job shadowing experiences. Our volunteers challenge students to excel in school and make the activities come alive by sharing their own personal experiences. Our volunteers are from all walks of life: business people, community members, retirees, parents and college students.

Why should I become a JA volunteer? The need to prepare young people for the "real world" has never been greater. With your experience and Junior Achievement activities, you simply can't go wrong. We provide you with the training and all of the materials. You provide the magic.

What is the time commitment? The time commitment is only once a week for a 30-45 minute time period for 5 weeks for the elementary school program, 6 weeks for the middle and 7 weeks for the high school program. The volunteer and partnering teacher determines the exact dates and times of the program. OR, you can volunteer for "JA in a Day", where programs are taught all in one morning.

What if you become involved in Junior Achievement? You can make a difference! For further information please call: (619) 682-5155 or e-mail programs@jasandiego.org.