Along with two fantastic supporters and runners, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE,) is raising money through the Boston Marathon to support JA program delivery to local students.
Young people deserve a sound understanding of the principles of personal finance. However, in Massachusetts, financial literacy and workforce readiness education is not required at any level of public schooling, leaving many students ill-equipped to begin a self-sufficient life.
The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is dedicated to educating kindergarten through 12th grade students about financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs, which are delivered by JA-trained community volunteers.
JA does not receive state or federal government funding, nor does the organization receive direct funds from the United Way. All JANNE program and operating support must be raised through events, and from corporate, foundation and individual donors who believe in what we do!
Demand for JA programs now outpaces our ability to deliver these valuable programs, and pressure is increasingly leading us to serve areas where funding is available. Yet, the areas of greatest need present fundraising challenges due to the large percentage of low-income residents.
We appreciate your support - after all, it's for the kids!