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Junior Achievement of Southern California

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people for the global economy. We teach K-12 students about: financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs equip students with the necessary skills to make informed and thoughtful decisions that will lead them to a secure, fulfilling and independent financial future.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Junior Achievement Finance Park

    JA Finance Park creates a more equitable and just society by equipping all students with the skills, knowledge and opportunity needed to build a better future for themselves and their communities, regardless of their background. At JA Finance Park, students go through a day-long simulation challenging them to make financial decisions in a real-life scenario. Young people take control of their futures through learning essential financial competency skills and understanding how their educational and career choices impact their future.

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Crenshaw HS 3DE – Three Dimensional Education

    LAUSD has approved JA SoCal to bring the 3DE curriculum model to Crenshaw public high school using real-life case studies that promote problem solving tied to CA core curriculum standards. The 3DE model helps students see connections between their knowledge, mindset and behaviors, and choices they will have in the future, increasing graduation rates. 3DE dramatically equalized educational disparities at other schools, showing increase of 4-year graduation rates from 62% to 92%, 38% reduction in absenteeism and 72% outperformance on state exams.