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Back To School With Junior Achievement

Hartford, CT —Students all around Connecticut are heading back to school, as is Junior Achievement of Southwest New England with a record-breaking goal of reaching 41,000 students. In-school programs such as JA in a day and Traditional classes will begin early October. Junior Achievement’s specialty programs which take place outside of the classroom for high school students such as JA Job Shadows, JA Company Program, JA Entrepreneurial Academy; JA Career Connections for Young Women, JA Career Walk will also begin this fall and continue into the spring.

JA’s elementary school programs form the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics. The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future.

JA’s high school and specialty programs help prepare students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. These programs also allow students to learn and experience business fundamentals and the art and hard work of entrepreneurship as they operate a student-led company. Students will be able to apply their new skills and wisdom to their education and future planning.

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England served over 39,000 students in Connecticut in the 2015-16 school year. In order to reach these many students, JA works with wonderful partner companies and individuals who serve as volunteers. These volunteers take time out of their work day, or personal days to go into the classroom and teach JA curriculum and change students’ lives by providing them with knowledge on financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.

Junior Achievement also holds multiple special events throughout the year such the Partners in Achievement breakfast, Hall of Fame dinner, JA Golf Classic and Bowl-A-thons.  Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s first special event of this school year will be the New Haven Partners in Achievement breakfast, which will take place at the New Haven Lawn Club on November 16th.

If you would like to find out more information JA’s special events or how you can make a difference by in a CT student’s life by volunteering, please contact President and CEO, Jeremy Race at or 860-525-4510 ex 224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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