Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Ashtubula by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Ashtubula!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Ashtubula!

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Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Ashtubula school!

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JA of Ashtabula Spotlight

JA Volunteer Opportunities in 2020

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in 2020

  Where: Ashtabula County Schools
 Time Investment: Varies

JA Volunteers are needed for 7th graders at PV on beginning Jan. 14, 2020 and for 7th and 8th graders at Braden on Feb. 26, 2020. JA Volunteers are also needed for 1st graders at Huron Primary on Jan. 29, 202 and 2nd graders at Ontario Primary on Jan. 30, 2020.

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View the details for Save the Date for JA Ashtabula Spring Event May 14, 2020

Save the Date for JA Ashtabula Spring Event May 14, 2020

  Where: Running Horse Farm, 389 Stoltz Rd, Geneva, OH 4404 beginning at 5:30 PM.
 When: Thursday, 14 May 2020 5:30 PM

Junior Achievement of Ashtabula County will be hosting its premier Spring Event on May 14th, 2020 at Running Horse Farm, 389 Stoltz Rd, Geneva, OH 4404 beginning at 5:30 PM.

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View the details for JA Entrepreneur Challenge

JA Entrepreneur Challenge

  Where: Ashtabula Towne Square Mall, 3315 N. Ridge Rd. E. Ashtabula, OH 44004
 When: Friday, 17 Jan 2020 8:30 AM

Junior Achievement of Ashtabula County will host its first JA Entrepreneur Challenge with area high school teams. Students received the JA Be Entrepreneurial Program curriculum in their classrooms. The teams will have developed business plans and worked on marketing strategies with the guidance of a JA Community Volunteer Mentor. High school teams will compete in pitch elimination challenges during this event which will consist of video commercials or powerpoint presentations and group presentations of their business plan. Teams will also be given the opportunity to set up a trade display table to highlight their product, prototype or service. Scholarships will be awarded to the members of the winning team.

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View the details for JA Titan Business Challenge March 18, 2020

JA Titan Business Challenge March 18, 2020

  Where: Kent State University Ashtabula - 3300 Lake Rd W, Ashtabula, OH 44004
 When: Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 8:15 AM

JA Titan Business Challenge allows area high school student teams to compete in a virtual business challenge making quarterly markieting, production, financial and other decisions based quarterly performance index data. Students are assisted by a JA community volunteer mentor for the first two preliminary rounds prior to the final scholarship competition.

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