Help us support our parents, and educators as they face the challenge of continuing deilvering education to our youth.
Junior Achievement’s commitment to educators, schools, students and community remains unchanged. JA began an investment in digital programming more than 6 years ago. All JA programs have resources available that align with the current virtual learning environment. JA content is designed to meet local school delivery options, including Google Classroom, Zoom, or preferred video-/web-conferencing tool.
For 101 years, JA of Western Massachusetts has focused on preparing students to be financial capable, work, and career—ready and entrepreneurially minded. Before COVID-19, JA of Western Massachusetts was on track to serve over 13,000 youth in Western MA and Vermont with a staff of 4 dedicated, hardworking women, however, with schools and businesses closed, JA was forced to cancel several large fundraisers and furlough three of our four staff. Yet as an organization dedicated to education, we are continuing to provide curriculum to our teachers. Within a two week period in April, JAWM was able to provide 33 online classes, in 9 school districts and reach more than 800 students. But we need your help, to continue to provide JA programs and to bring our JA staff back, to help them care for their families financially and to continue to inspire and prepare young people to be financially literate and own their economic future.