JA focuses on making students financially responsible, prepared for the workforce and entrepreneurially savvy. JA provides a powerful learning experience for young people for two reasons: JA programs are delivered by volunteers from business and the community, who work hand in hand with classroom teachers. These volunteers inspire the students through their real-world experience. The curriculum consists of hands-on activities that allow the students to learn by doing. Designed by national experts in learning, activities are engaging, fun and comprehensive. All JA lessons correlate to the state curriculum standards. While most of JA’s programs are provided to students during the school day as a part of regular classes, JA also has programs for after-school settings and sponsors conferences and other learning opportunities at local company sites and colleges and universities. JA is proud to reach thousands of young people in this region. But we need to reach more, and we can’t do so without your help. Please consider becoming a classroom volunteer – it’s easy, fun and fulfilling. You also can help by providing financial support, either through a donation or involvement in one of our special events.