Changing the Lives of Young People
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
Empowering the Next Generation
Research shows that JA Alumni are more likely to have a college degree, feel confident managing money, have career success, and have started a business as an adult.
Learn more about 2021-2022 Alumni Survey Report
Junior Achievement Facts
What is Junior Achievement?
-Mark Cuban, JA Alumnus, Dallas Mavericks Owner, and Shark Tank Personality
Junior Achievement’s Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The envisioned future – what we aspire to become.
Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students – guided by our core values: Belief in the boundless potential of young people; Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship; Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it; Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals; Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration and; Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.
From our values, we articulate our purpose and vision, comprised of our core ideology.
Empowering young people to their own economic success. It’s not an easy task. But it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action.
Our Impact in the Community
How We Got Started
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Team
Our staff is committed to making your experience working with us absolutely the best!JA Staff
Meet the passionate and committed team that is working hard to empower our youth.JA Leadership
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We at Junior Achievement are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias that promotes greater economic opportunity and equity. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers, educators, staff, and other partners and stakeholders, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.