JA's mission is to to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. JA programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. Junior Achievement programs reach over 4 million students per year, in 124 markets in urban, rural and suburban areas in all 50 states across the U.S. - a total of 115 million students since the organization began in 1919. This year, JANJ will educate 46,000 students in the state of New Jersey.