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ABOUT USSince 1929, Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) has delivered economic education and empowerment programs to NYC and Long Island students. Through a dedicated volunteer network of corporate and community individuals, JA New York provides high-quality K-12 in-school, after-school, and summer educational programs. JA New York educational programs impact important societal issues, including youth development, economic development, and education reform; and focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
JA New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA. Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.
Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.jany.org
2010-2011 PROGRAM YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
- More than 470,000 hours of free educational programming to NYC and Long Island students
- Increased the average student experience by approximately 1 hour
- 40% increase in the number of students participating in JA Job Shadow career readiness programming
- 6,000 students participated in high impact capstone programs (Finance Park and Business Plan Competition)
OUR KEY PROGRAMSPrograms with age-appropriate curricula are designed to teach elementary, middle and high school students about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers, to prepare them for key economic and career challenges they will face as adults. Through role-playing, computer-based simulations, board games and classroom discussions, students learn job hunting skills, budgeting techniques, communication and interpersonal relations. They also learn the importance of staying in school, as well as personal and financial management skills.
OUR VOLUNTEERSOur volunteer pool is as diverse as the students it serves. During the 2010-2011 school year, more than 4,887 corporate, community and student volunteers were mobilized to deliver JA financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education programs to local area students. JA volunteers make a valuable investment in the communities in which they live and work. JA volunteers use their insight, their knowledge and their experiences to empower young people to own their economic success.
OUR LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCEJoseph A. Peri serves as President and Chief Staff Officer. Mr. Peri leads a staff of 25 full-time and three part-time professionals. Richard J. Poccia, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC, LLP), serves as the volunteer Chair of a 45-member JA New York Board of Directors. Crystal Sampson, a Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP, serves as Chair of the 23-member JA New York Associate Board.
OUR BUDGETDuring the 2010-2011 fiscal/school year, JA New York raised $3,830,655 from corporate contributions, special events revenue, individual gifts and foundation grants to cover operating expenses of $3,707,422. Contributions to JA New York, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
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|JA New York participates in the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Charity Seal Program, a symbol to donors that our organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The 20 standards evaluate charities' financial accountability, governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, fundraising and informational materials.|