Welcome to the USVI Chapter for Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to helping young people understand the economics of life and the Free Enterprise System.
To insure that every child in the Americas (United States Virgin Islands) has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system by which to create new economic opportunities that benefit their communities.
Our volunteer-delivered, elementary – high school programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
JA Our Nation®
JA Our Nation introduces fifth-grade students to the intersection of work readiness and upper elementary grades social studies learning objectives.
JA Economics for Success®
A Economics for Success lays bare for students the heart of a successful economic life: choosing the right career and managing money properly.
JA Be Entrepreneurial®
JA Be Entrepreneurial introduces students to the essential elements of a practical business plan and then challenges them to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.
JA Personal Finance®
JA Personal Finance focuses on earning money; spending money wisely through budgeting; saving and investing money; using credit cautiously; and protecting one’s personal finances.
JA Company Program®
JA Company Program provides basic economic education for high school students by allowing them to organize and operate an actual business.
As a two-time volunteer, it is my belief that the program definitely has made a significant impact on several of the students that I’ve been afforded the opportunity to mentor.
Sencelia N. Reynolds, Glacial Energy
I would like to say a special “thank you” to you and your company for blessing us with the opportunity for J.A. It is truly a blessing indeed because it allows us students to learn how to be or become successful entrepreneurs.
Soraya Benjamin, Student, CAHS
Volunteers from our community, Attorney Thompson and Mr. Gary Heldier visited with my students and really opened their minds about becoming their own bosses. The students were able to learn about developing a business plan and how to develop and market their product.