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JA New York Facts

By teaching NYC, Long Island, and Lower Hudson Valley kids to be financially responsible and entrepreneurially daring,  Junior Achievement of New York prepares today’s youth to be tomorrow’s business leaders and innovators. With the enthusiastic support of more than 5,700 business, community, foundation and education partners, we inspire young people to plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.

Our Footprint

Junior Achievement of New York’s main office is located in New York City and serves all five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. We also have a Long Island office that serves schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and one in the Lower Hudson Valley.  Explore the map below to see the economic and educational profiles of the communities we serve. 

Staten Island

  • 7 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 2,300 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • Median household income is $70,578, the highest of all five boroughs
  • High School graduation rate is 75%
  • Staten Island’s economy has a high concentration of jobs in Healthcare, and Social Assistance Services

Brooklyn

  • 48 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 16,600 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • Median household income is $44,850
  • High school graduation rate is 65%
  • Brooklyn is creating new jobs and adding new residents at a faster pace than any other NYC borough 

Queens

  • 39 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 13,500 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • Median household income is $54,373
  • High school graduation rate is 70%
  • A diverse economy with major industries including Services, Trade, Manufacturing, and Construction. It is also the most ethnically and racially diverse borough

Manhattan

  • 35 school & afterschool partners
  • Nearly 11,000 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • Median household income is  $66,739
  • High school graduation rate is 68%
  • Home to 1.6 million people, the borough is the 19th most populous county in the U.S., and the fifth most populous in New York State

Bronx

  • 22 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 9,000 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • Median household income is $34,388
  • High school graduation rate is 60%
  • Most enterprises in the Bronx are small businesses

Nassau County

  • 48 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 7,400 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year
  • High school graduation rate is 91%
  • Median Household income is $97,690
  • Over the past year, nearly half of the 30,500 jobs added on Long Island were in low-wage industries like retail and restaurants

Suffolk County

  • 43 school & afterschool partners
  • Over 11,600 students received JA programming in the 2015-16 school year.
  • Median household income is $87,763
  • High School graduation rate is 89%
  • Home ownership rate is 80%. The area (together with Nassau County) is known as the nation’s “first suburb.” It has gained back all of the jobs it lost after the financial crisis and has added 20,000 more

Lower Hudson Valley

  • 27 school & community partners
  • Over 9,000 students received JA programming in the 2015-2016 school year
  • $59,195 is the Median Household income in Yonkers, our largest program service area
  • High school graduation rate in Yonkers is 72.1%
  • Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34%

JA is my favorite subject in school!

— Elias, Student

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