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This financial program for Tucson teens = Big success

Posted: 1:06 PM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 16:06:11-04

This local non-profit organization has help kids launch their successful careers and futures. They have the numbers to prove it. But it is the volunteering and support from the people of Tucson that make it possible. They are always taking volunteers to keep their mission going. For more information on how you can help, click here.

For the last 60 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) has been empowering the futures of millions of Arizona students by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Delivered by 9,500 business and community volunteer mentors, our hands-on, age-appropriate programs focus on three key areas: financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Serving more than 80,000 students each year and over 2 million since its founding, JA is shaping the college- and career-readiness conversation, and we play an important role in Arizona’s workforce and economic development. Our programs help students connect what they learn in the classroom to the real world, and demonstrate how learning correlates to earning – knowledge critical to empowering today’s students to be successful, contributing members of society in the future. We serve students with diverse backgrounds and socio-economic status throughout Arizona, with primary focus on providing our programs to students from low-income households.