JA Blog

A Letter from the President

Because of YOUR support, we are so proud to share JA exceeded our student goal by reaching a record-breaking 80,344 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

As we celebrate this historic milestone, JA's President and CEO, Marla Black wants to recognize the support and commitment of 6,322 volunteers who generously gave their time and energy to make a difference. Read More

JULY 31, 2017

Shark Tank Fun at JA BizTown Camp

Campers show-off their entrepreneurial spirit.

Summertime is a special time at JA, as we host nearly 300 students at the McGrath Family JA BizTown Summer Camp. One of the highlights of the program is the “shark-tank” competition. This is when campers get a chance to show-off their entrepreneurial spirit. Read More

JULY 25, 2017

Summer Camp Fun At JA Finance Park

Campers had a blast at the Mission Fed JA Finance Park Summer Camp. The one-week program is designed to prepare young adults for career and financial success. Some of the highlights include: Read More

JULY 12, 2017

Celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th Birthday!

The popular mini-city has employed nearly 126,000 5th grade students

Junior Achievement is celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th birthday party on Thursday, June 15th. We are asking supporters to help “light the way” by donating a candle which will be featured on a giant birthday cake during Thursday's special event. The popular 10,000 sq. foot mini-city has “employed” nearly 126,000 5th grade students since 2007. Read More

JUNE 13, 2017

And the 2017 JA Company Program winners are?

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 2

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 20th. Read More

MAY 3, 2017