Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

JA of Maine's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA

Donor

You can support the growing need for youth development in Maine by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.

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Volunteer

By volunteering with JA of Maine, you can be in the classroom and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Educator

Quality volunteers from the community deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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15681
Students Reached Locally
2018-2019
878
Classes Locally
2018-2019
642
Volunteers Locally
2018-2019
174
Schools Reached Locally
2018-2019

JA of Maine Spotlight

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Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

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Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about the classes and schools available for volunteer opportunities in our area!

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View the details for JA Maine Titan Challenge

JA Maine Titan Challenge

  Where: Multiple Venues Across Maine
 When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:00 AM

The Titan Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition for high school students. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to guide a fledgling company through the ups and downs of the market.

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View the details for JAmovesME Virtual Marathon

JAmovesME Virtual Marathon

  Where: Virtual Marathon Along Bar Harbor/Acadia Coastline
 When: Monday, June 15, 2020 9:00 AM

Get out and MOVE to support Junior Achievement programming to be delivered to students in the 2020-2021 school year! Sign up to compete for prizes as you exercise your way to the virtual finish line. Follow along with other registrants, fundraise, and enjoy the virtual scenery in one of Maine's most beautiful areas to visit.

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Maine.

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