The mission of Junior Achievement is to ensure that every child in Southwest Connecticut has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut (JASWCT), established in 1975, educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics in order to improve the quality of their lives. We accomplish this by placing volunteers in local classrooms to serve as role models and present our In School Program curriculum. Materials, training, and support are provided to the volunteers by the JA office. Depending on the program, commitments are 5-7weeks and 45 minutes per week. Our comprehensive K-12 programs are a fun way to bring business and economics to students in the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport & Weston. During the 2013-2014 program year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut reached more than 11,300 students. Check out our website: www.jaswct.com