Why Support JA?

The Need and Impact of JA Programs

In today’s economy, it is imperative for students to understand the importance of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, work-readiness skills and ethical behavior.

Only 27% of students surveyed said their parents are their primary resource for financial information.

88% of Junior Achievement alumni are confident in their ability to manage their personal finances effectively.

In South Dakota 25% of high school students do not graduate from high school on time with a regular diploma.

In recent high school program evaluations, an average of eight out of ten students report Junior Achievement programs helped reinforce the importance of staying in school.