Sandlapper Society

Junior Achievement Classroom Programs

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.  Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.  Students put these lessons into action, and help strengthen their communities.

Descriptions of age-appropriate programs:

There are five Junior Achievement offices serving the counties of South Carolina.  To request a class, please visit the appropriate website.

Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
(803) 252-1974

Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina
(843) 745-1141

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
(803) 980-6363

Junior Achievement of the Upstate
(864) 244-4017

Junior Achievement of Georgia
(706) 736-3070 

Students, Volunteers, Educators, Donors

Students participating in JA programs have a greater comprehension of economics and business than their non-participating peers. Junior Achievement helps prepare students to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an aspiring entrepreneur, and providing them with the skills necessary to succeed in a global workforce.

JA Volunteers make school relevant and fun, which means kids are more likely to become contributing, successful members of their communities. As volunteers share their real-world experiences and present JA materials, it helps kids bridge the gap between what they learn in school and what they can expect in the world of work.

Educators invite Junior Achievement into their classrooms because JA volunteers and materials support teachers by providing an exciting learning environment that gives students a real-world perspective. JA program content aligns with curriculum standards to help teachers achieve their students' learning objectives.

Donors find JA to be relevant because it inspires kids to succeed and prepares them to be work ready. There is no other organization that can deliver the turn-key, easy-to-implement solutions that will ensure donors' future employees are ready for the workforce.