Giving Back: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs.

Celebrating more than 60 years in the metro New Orleans area, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans ignites the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities of work in a global marketplace.

Through the help of more than 1,300 community volunteers, more than 32,000 southeast Louisiana elementary, middle and high school students are annually involved in the JA program in more than 125 public, private and parochial schools throughout 13 parishes.

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Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans inspires the next generation to navigate their path to their own American Dream.


Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization supported by corporate, individual and foundation contributors. Corporations can bring JA programs to students in their community by sponsoring a class or an entire school. Individuals can help through donations of cash, products or services.

In addition, Junior Achievement hosts four special event fundraisers throughout the year to help support the mission and programs of the organization. Those events include the City Stars Soirée, Crescent City Corporate Championship Golf Tournament, Business Hall of Fame Gala and Bowl-A-Thon/Play4JA events.

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For more information on any of JA’s special events or if you are interested in supporting JA, please visit or contact Melissa Binder at or (504) 569-8658.


•    Volunteer in the classroom – lead a JA lesson while sharing your personal and professional experiences
•     Volunteer at JA BizTown or Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park – guide students as they become citizens, workers and
•     Volunteer for one of JA’s multiple high school experiences, including JA Company Program, JA Job Shadow, YouthForce NOLA Career
      Expo or the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge
•     Fundraising – support a JA special event or make an operating donation TODAY!


To inspire and prepare young people to successfully participate in our economy through workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

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(504) 569-8650
5100 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans


Three middle school students participate in the JA Global Marketplace program.

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