During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Due to the COVID - 19 crisis visits to the Junior Achievement Learning Labs are postponed indefinitely. Please reach out if you would like details once new information is available. Thank you!
Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers, and prepare students to succeed in school and beyond.
Commitment: One 5.5 hour experience at 1745 University Ave., W, St. Paul, MN in a JA Learning Lab
JA BizTown is a 12,000 square foot simulated city located at our new state-of-the-art facility in St. Paul. Several weeks of classroom learning culminates in a day-long visit to this experiential learning lab where students become adults for a day. By working in one of 18 JA BizTown shops, students learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a debit card and checking account, and work as a team. Volunteers are paired with small groups of students to help them make important business and personal finance decisions in their assigned JA BizTown shop. Through the pre and post JA lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in this JA BizTown simulated economy, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the "real world."
Please volunteer to support youth during this experience. Individuals or groups of any size are welcome. Contact us to find out more!
1745 University Ave., West, St. Paul, MN 55104, US
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the oldest, largest and fastest-growing nonprofit economics education program throughout the world. JA teaches students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, money management, how to be responsible consumers, workers and citizens, and provides them with the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. JA empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world, thereby enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.
Our relevant, experiential programs are offered free of charge to schools and align with national and local curriculum standards. JA partners with more than 7,000 volunteers each year, mostly business professionals, to teach our curriculum to local students. Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest impacts more than 150,000 students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin every school year.
We'll work with your schedule.
1745 University Ave., WestSt. PaulSt. Paul, MN 55104
May 26, 2020