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JA Alumni Month



Welcome Back, JA Alum!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped
positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who
ad "the JA experience?"

JA Alumni are a select group of leaders who have experienced Junior Achievement programs as a
student.  You may have run your own student business as a member of the JA Company Program
experienced what it was like to make financial decisions in a student-managed city as part of
JA Finance Park
®, or learned about money, careers or running a business in any one of JA's
other K-12 programs.

Research Shows Impact of JA on Alumni

In the spring of 2016, Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted a survey of more than 700 
JA alumni to gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. The participating
alumni were drawn from a representational sample of the U.S. population. Some of the findings:

Educational Attainment: Not only are JA Alumni
more inclined to finish high school than the general
population, they are also 30 percent more likely to
have a four-year degree and 67 percent more likely
to have an advanced degree.

Income: JA Alumni have a median household income
that is 20 percent higher than the U.S. median household

Entrepreneurial Activity: JA Alumni are 143 percent
more likely to have started a business compared to
the general public.

Career Success: In all, 88 percent of JA Alumni say they
are satisfied with their careers, compared to about 49
percent of the general public. They are also more inclined
to work in management positions than the general population.

For the complete report, click here.

Regardless of which JA program you participated in, we invite you to join the JA Alumni Society by
registering here.  It is free to join! Our goal is to re-engage with you and share periodic updates
about what JA is doing now.

Benefits of JA Alumni Society Membership include:

  • A chance to share your JA story and discuss why "JA Matters"
  • A quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date on what is happening with JA now
  • Access to the JA Alumni LinkedIn Page
  • An opportunity to connect with JA in your community
  • And many more!
*Provided by JA USA