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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.

View Our Interactive Annual Report

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 Spring 2024

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Current Volunteer Opportunities
View the details for 2024 Business Hall of Fame

2024 Business Hall of Fame

  Where: Hartford Marriott Downtown
 When: Tuesday, April 02, 2024 5:30 PM

JA honors Hall of Fame recipients for their leadership, success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies, who have achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut. Please join us in person for the combined Hartford and New Haven event this year!

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2024 Business Hall of Fame
View the details for 2024 JA Stock Market Challenge

2024 JA Stock Market Challenge

  Where: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
 When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 10:00 AM

At the JA Stock Market Challenge, teams compete utilizing simulated funds to invest and trade within a fictitious market, vying for the largest portfolio. Teams track stock performance on the event screens and identify trends based on the hot tips and press releases shared. Due to the volatile market, and the game’s frantic pace, teams are challenged as they compete for the largest portfolio by the end of trading.

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2024 JA Stock Market Challenge
View the details for 2024 Partners in Achievement Breakfast

2024 Partners in Achievement Breakfast

  Where: Hartford Marriott Downtown
 When: Thursday, May 16, 2024 8:00 AM

On May 16th join us in Hartford as we showcase the incredible students, volunteers, and educators who have benefited from their JA experiences. There will also be a great opportunity to network with local businesses. This annual event celebrates JA's impact in the community, features students who have experienced JA in their classrooms, and highlights the critical need for financial literacy and workforce readiness programs in our schools. This event is considered one of Connecticut’s best opportunities to network with the top business leaders from across the state.

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2024 Partners in Achievement Breakfast
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