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Junior Achievement helps prepare today’s students for a bright future

JA of Mahoning Valley'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

Corporate Donor

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

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Mahoning Valley!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Mahoning Valley!

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

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Ohio school!

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View the details for Youth Market Day

Youth Market Day

  Where: Center Court Eastwood Mall Complex
 When: Saturday, 16 May 2020 11:00 AM

Calling All Young Entrepreneurs! First-Ever Children's Market Day Set for Saturday, May 16th

On Saturday, May 16th Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley in partnership with the Eastwood Mall, will host a one-day Youth Market Day from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will feature young entrepreneurs who will offer their products and services to the public. Young entrepreneurs are responsible for setup, sales and interacting with customers. Judging and prizes will be awarded at the end of the event.

Saturday, May 16th
Young Entrepreneurs will feature and sell their products from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The awards ceremony will take place at 2 pm. Eastwood Mall Center Court.

Eastwood Mall- 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

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View the details for JA Titan Business Challenge

JA Titan Business Challenge

  Where: Youngstown State University
 When: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 12:00 AM

In JA Titan, players run a business in a competitive environment.

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View the details for JA Bowl-A-Thon

JA Bowl-A-Thon

  Where: Camelot Lanes Boardman
 When: Tuesday, 12 May 2020 6:00 PM

Whether you roll gutters or strikes, Junior Achievement wants you to experience the excitement of our Bowl-a-Thon. Here’s your chance to have fun with friends and co-workers, and raise funds for one of our community’s most respected youth organizations. Your job is to raise money in advance of the event and our job is to show you a great time at the event. Each team has a Team Captain and five total team members.

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

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