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The mission of Junior Achievement is empowering young people to own their economic success.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. is one of 124 operating areas of Junior Achievement USA, which is the world's largest youth development organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on, experiential programs. Our operating area consists of 12 counties stretching from Warren to Dutchess County and west to Montgomery County.
Junior Achievement offers programs for grades K-12 presented by community volunteers during the school day and sometimes after school. Over 3,000 community volunteers help us to reach over 24,000 students each year. They are the backbone of our organization by giving their time to present our programs, to help raise funds, and provide a variety of services to facilitate our programs. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and include business people, college students, parents and retirees.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. is supported annually by more than 500 businesses throughout the area. The methods of fund raising include an annual operating fund drive, special events, grants from foundations, direct program sponsorship by the business community and support from individuals.