Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Celebrates 100 Years Celebration!!

For one hundred years Junior achievement has been inspiring kids to dream bigger and harness their potential for a brighter tomorrow. With the help of our dedicated community partners and volunteers, JA has managed to deliver mentorship in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness to over 4.8 million kids every year.

Our programs continue to be proven successful; 77% of young adults are now well informed on how to get better jobs, 81% are confident and ready to compete in the workforce and 90% can manage money and their bank accounts.

As we celebrate our centennial year in 2019 we continue to stand by our goal which is to provide young people with the skills they need to be successful adults in our thriving community. During the last 100 years, JA has evolved from an organization operating primarily in the Northeastern United States and teaching teens how to start a business into a multinational organization reaching more than 10 million students in 100 countries with programs that promote entrepreneurship, career and work readiness and financial literacy.

Historical moments:

  • Founding of JA in 1919
  • 1930 JA continued to operate and serves kids even despite the Great Depression
  • 1940 JA began expending their territories/chapters nationally
  • 1950 JA was founded in Canada
  • 1960 JA first overseas operation established in United Kingdom
  • 1969 JA marked its 50th anniversary in all 50 states
  • 1970 JA Program module reached nearly 300,000 teens and began to offer business programs in schools for 5th graders.
  • 1980 JA was one of the first organizations to introduce personal computers into the classrooms as part of the applied business economics.
  • 1990 JA began expanding its K-2 programs into international territories such as the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East
  • 2000 JA began delivering more experience-based programs through the JA Finance Park and JA Biz Town pop-up model to help students gain better understating on how to make sound business decisions and best practices of money management.
  • TODAY – JA has reached nearly 5 million students in grades K-12 each year. JA continues to implement blended programs that use digital technology to keep its programs more relevant and impactful to students.

Junior Achievement Southern Nevada – JA 100-year celebration initiative goal is to raise $100,000 from August 12th – November 20, 2019 through the following campaign…

  • The 100 Ready Club sponsorship program designed to engage donors and community partners to invest today to better prepare our children for tomorrow. There are many levels of sponsorships: $50 sponsors one student, $750 sponsors one class, $3,750 sponsors an entire grade level and $20,000 sponsors a whole school. Proceeds will be used to continue the 100-year effort of Junior Achievement preparing today’s youth for the economic challenges they will face in the future. 

Please click here https://jasnv.org/100Ready/ to learn more about the 100% Ready Club and how your company can be part of the campaign.

For more information about the Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, please visit us at  JASNV.org. Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We look forward to celebrating the JA 100 year with all of you…#TheMoreYouKnow!!