Without the dedication and unselfish dedication of over 800 Junior Achievement volunteers, more than 22,000 students in our 13 county areas in Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois would not gain the knowledge to understand and value free enterprise, business and economics along with improving the future their lives. JA volunteers are business professionals, parents, retirees, and college students who take pride in being role models and embrace the feeling of accomplishment they receive knowing they are making a difference. They help our students develop the skills needed to succeed in a competitive economy.
Using their personal experiences in combination with JA’s innovative, age-appropriate curricula, these volunteers teach young people about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. “Volunteers are the heart of Junior Achievement, helping the organization empower young people to own their economic success. They inspire our children to discover their potential and find their niches in the 21st century global marketplace,” said Jim Sandgren, Chairman of the Board of Director for JA of Southwestern Indiana. “Without volunteers’ dedication and excellence, JA would not be able to provide the positive impact it has on the local community.”