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Junior Achievement

Boundless Futures through Education

Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

Volunteers, begin here

Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

Schools and Parents, begin here


Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

Partners, begin here

Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York Spotlight

An alumni volunteer with 2 students

Calling all JA Alumni!

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 had "the JA experience?"

Learn about JA Alumni
JA Discovery Center

Paychex Junior Achievement Discovery Center

  Where: Kodak Center in Eastman Business Park

In the JA Discovery Center, middle and high school students leave behind their life lives as students and become engaged “citizens” in our economy. They will not only learn about in-demand careers in our community, but they will actually perform a job for the day. They will not only spend the wages they earn, but they must spend responsibility in the Discovery Center, opening a bank account and make buying decisions within a budget. They will not only see how our local economy works, but they will collectively run it.

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Paychex Junior Achievement Discovery Center
View the details for JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit

JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit

  Where: National Veterans Resource Center, Daniel & Gayle D'Aniello Bldg.
 When: Thursday, February 09, 2023 9:45 AM

JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit will help students draw on their skills and creativity, unlock their entrepreneurial potential and plant the seeds for future entrepreneurial thinking.

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JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit
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