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2010-Junior Achievement Creates Alumni Success

2010-Junior Achievement Creates Alumni Success

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Published by JANewYork
Junior Achievement reached out to its alumni to help determine the long-term
impact of JA programs. Twice as many of our alumni are confident that they
can successfully compete in a business environment, compared to adults
without JA experience. Check out the impact report results for more
information!



Junior Achievement reached out to its alumni to help determine the long-term
impact of JA programs. Twice as many of our alumni are confident that they
can successfully compete in a business environment, compared to adults
without JA experience. Check out the impact report results for more
information!



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JuniorAchievement
 
Creates Alumni Success
 
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WWW.JA.ORG
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JA Builds Confdence
 
While Building Success
“Junior Achievement taught me how to have condencein running my own nancial lie. It gave me experiencesthat I would not have had that expanded my horizons. Tosee others in the world o work made me see that I coulddo the same.”
JA alumnus 
 The 21st-century workplace is demanding, requiring sophisticated skills,a strong work ethic, proessionalism and personal responsibility. JA givesstudents the tools they need to create personal fnancial and economicsecurity and success. But Junior Achievement does even more; it providesan advanced skills set, including critical thinking, eective teamwork, andleadership, that enables Junior Achievement participants to grow, thrive andproduce in many critical areas o their lives. The goal o the 2010 Junior Achievement Alumni Retrospective Survey wasto gauge JA alumni’s levels o skill-based confdence in this 21st-century work arena, as compared to those who did not participate in Junior Achievement. Across the board, JA graduates reported more confdence in succeeding with work-readiness objectives, such as personal money management, acinga job interview, and demonstrating a competitive edge on the job. Researchshows that increased confdence in one’s ability leads to sound decision-making, determination, action, and healthy risk-taking. The results o this Alumni Survey illustrate the sel-assurance and abilitiesthat JA alumni are using to build a solid oundation o fnancial security andcareer accomplishment that will beneft the world economy. Read on or moreinsight into JA’s positive and lasting impact on young people’s economic andentrepreneurship skills, career choices and success.
 
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WWW.JA.ORG
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JA Produces
Positive Results
Junior Achievement has a benefcial impact on students’ attitudes andknowledge base, which they take with them into the adult world o work andpersonal responsibility. When asked i being a JA student positively aectedtheir uture,
 92 percent o JA alumni responded with a resounding “Yes!”
say that participatingin Junior Achievement helpedprepare them or theworld o work.indicate that JAenabled them toconnect what theylearned in theclassroom to real lie.say that JA madethem realize theimportance ostaying in school.credit JA withhelping themidentiy their uturecareer paths.
Regarding the eects o their experience withJunior Achievement, JA alumni report the ollowing:
“It taught me the value o business. JA is a criticallearning program that helps/aids high school studentsprepare or the working world. It teaches responsibility.”
JA alumnus 
46%
report that JAprepared themto start their ownbusinesses.
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88%84%67%58%
JA Alumni

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