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Junior Achievement

Boundless Futures through Education

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

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Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

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Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

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JA of Southwest New England’s Commitment to Community Impact

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England is proud to share more details outlining our commitment to our community and all of the progress we have made during this unprecedented time.

JA of Southwest New England Annual Report 2023

Junior Achievement is proud to share that even in these challenging times, we were able to further deepen the impact JA has on the students we serve. To read and see videos describing all our progress this year, check out our interactive annual report.

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JA of Southwest New England Investment Opportunities

Junior Achievement is committed to making impactful connections between our students and the community. To read and see videos showcasing JA as a meaningful solution provider meeting both educator and employer needs, check out our interactive investment opportunities menu

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Partnering with Educators

Junior Achievement has clarified what we strand for and refined our programs to become an even more effective partner to educators. We have elevated our focus on outcomes for high school students and created many new and immersive career-readiness and financial literacy programs.

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Our Vision Statement

Junior Achievement teaches and models integrity in our classrooms, the workplace, and all partnerships. Click below to see our full vision statement.

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JA of Southwest New England Spotlight

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

  Where: Variable
 Time Investment: Variable

You have the power to change the lives of young people, volunteer today!

Scroll through to see all three pages of open volunteer opportunities for Fall 2023

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Current Volunteer Opportunities
View the details for 2023-24 Play 4 JA

2023-24 Play 4 JA

  Where: Various
 When: TBD

JA's Play 4 JA Events are a great way for companies and individuals to support students in their community with friendly fundraising and competition among colleagues, friends, and family. These offerings allow you to do some good while having fun.

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2023-24 Play 4 JA
Read the JA Poised to Partner with Educators for Connecticut Financial Literacy Requirement

JA Poised to Partner with Educators for Connecticut Financial Literacy Requirement

Earlier this year, Connecticut’s General Assemly passed a new law that took effect on July 1, 2023, requiring high school students beginning with this year’s freshman class, to complete a half-credit course in personal financial management and financial literacy to be eligible for graduation.

In our view, the new Connecticut law provides an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the personal financial management and financial literacy knowledge and skills of Connecticut’s youth, and we are poised to work with educators to make the most of this new requirement.

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Read the Colene Ceniglio – An Inspiring Educator & JA Partner

Colene Ceniglio – An Inspiring Educator & JA Partner

In 2016, Colene Ceniglio was working as a math teacher at one of the two high schools in Enfield, Connecticut, when the town decided to consolidate its students into one town-wide school. With the merger and a much larger student body to serve under one roof, Colene transitioned into her current role of Secondary Career Counselor and the fulfilling work of preparing students for prosperous careers.

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