Junior Achievement


Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
Junior Achievement has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Chanece_Bigelow.png“Our chapter had a phenomenal experience. The students were very attentive and engaged and learned about business and economic concepts such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career success. As business students, we were able to incorporate our knowledge and personal experiences into the lessons to have more of an impact.”

Chanece Bigelow, North Carolina A&T State University

Craig_Matthews.png“Through JA I had the opportunity to teach business to fifth- and sixth-graders—even when I was only 17. It gave me a love for business and is the reason I ended up in business school later. I cannot think of a more worthy business-related cause to support than
Junior Achievement.”
Craig Mathews, Raleigh/Durham Alumni Chapter

Beta Gamma Sigma has entered a partnership with JA as a part of BGS Gives Back, making it even easier for our members to give back to their local community. Our partnership provides numerous opportunities for participation, including virtual volunteer opportunities. Members can work with a local JA Area to select the appropriate program (offerings vary by location). JA provides volunteers with all tools needed, including program materials and training. Share your experience with today’s young people through JA and inspire them to achieve great things. It’s easy for you; it’s life-changing for them.

Click the button below to view a list of locations and locate your local JA rep’s contact information to schedule your BGS Gives Back activity today!