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Tomorrows are more important than ever

Junior Achievement helps prepare today’s students for a bright future

Tomorrows Are Important


Right now in our history, today is uncertain.

But tomorrow represents hope and promise. COVID-19 has quickly and profoundly changed our daily lives. Schools have now closed for face-to-face learning through the end of the school year. As unsettling as this time has been to us as adults, consider the impact this is having on millions of young people who are at home.

Junior Achievement of Northern California staff have come together to provide resources for parents, teachers and students. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.

Watch NorCal's JA Career Speaker Series

This career speaker series highlights local business employees who describe their job duties, share knowledge about their jobs, and explain how they got there. It's a fascinating look inside many local businesses and the variety available within them.

JA Career Speaker Series

Traditional JA Programming Now Online

If you are looking for our traditional JA curriculum, these facilitator guides, student materials and ancillary resources are now available online. Visit our resources for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Traditional JA Curriculum

Stand-alone Activities

Kids K-12 can use these resources on their own with our easy download and print formats. These resources are organized by school level and can be used whether or not you've engaged in a JA program in the past.

Stand-alone Activities

Become a JA Tomorrows Fund Sponsor

We are delivering content in new ways so our students can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. Consider becoming a sponsor during this crucial time in our history today.

Tomorrows Fund Sponsor

JA of Northern California's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

> 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

> 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.

> 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.

> 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Northern California by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Northern California!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Northern California!

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Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Northern California school!

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JA of Northern California Spotlight

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Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

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Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about the classes and schools available for volunteer opportunities in our area!

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Teaching Remote? Access resources for volunteers and teachers here!

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Play 4 JA

  Where: Anywhere including virtual

Virtual Bowl-a-thon is on it's way so you can have fun while practicing Social Distancing!

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Northern California.

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