JA CONTINUUM

Organization name: Junior Achievement of Indiana

Program Type

Academic programs
Job shadow & career fair programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

5-11 Years
12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Junior Achievement (JA) delivers experiential, research-based programs for every grade level, which build hope, engagement and self-efficacy. JA programs are inclusive, delivered to EVERY student as a part of the school day ensuring there are no barriers to participation; are correlated to Indiana’s academic standards (welcomed by educators); support Indiana graduation requirements, SEL Competencies and Employability Standards; and include meaningful interaction with JA trained volunteers (5,000+ annually) from more than 300 local businesses.
Success Metrics: JA’s goals include contributing to a sustained increase in high school graduation rates, an actionable post-secondary plan for every student, a decrease in multi- generational poverty, and a stronger central Indiana workforce and community. JA of Central Indiana implements pre and post tests to our students as well as coordinating a collection of surveys for both students and teachers. Locally, we also work with third parties such as TPMA to evaluate programs that we create here in Central Indiana. Nationally, JA USA evaluates programs through third party organizations.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

38,000

Black or African Americans Annually Served

40%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

30%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion,
Morgan, Putnam
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $2,200,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $500

Contact Information

Organization Name: Junior Achievement of Indiana
Website: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-indy/
Respondents Name: Jennifer Burk
Email: jennifer@jaindy.org

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