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Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

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 an 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.

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Schools and Parents

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

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

Partners, begin here

Online resources for Teachers and Parents

Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.

Virtual Volunteer Experience

Volunteering in-person with Junior Achievement has been a rewarding experience for generations and today we offer virtual volunteering!

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Program Resources

I am a teacher, parent or student looking for stand-alone activities, facilitator guides, or ancillary resources that support learning.

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I want to support Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York in the effort to provide free online resources to teachers and parents with a gift to my local JA.


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?"

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View the details for Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

  Where: TBD
 When: TBD

The JA Stock Market Challenge offers a chance for high school students to experience the stock market firsthand in an exhilarating competition that caps the exciting high school program!

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Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge
View the details for Rochester Business Hall of Fame

Rochester Business Hall of Fame

  Where: Unique hybrid event featuring an on-line Virtual Induction Ceremony and a VIP Reception and Induction Ceremony Video Premiere At Kodak Center
 When: Monday, October 25, 2021 4:00 PM

In this prestigious event, Junior Achievement will be honoring influential, visionary leaders from the business community that have made a significant impact, outstanding contributions to free enterprise and have set new standards for future business leaders while serving as role models for young people. Their accomplishments demonstrate business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, and community mindedness.

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Rochester Business Hall of Fame
View the details for 2022 JA Inspire Virtual

2022 JA Inspire Virtual

  Where: Virtual
 When: Monday, November 01, 2021 7:00 AM

JA Inspire™ Virtual is a collaboration between education and industry leaders in over 30 counties throughout Western and Central Upstate New York focused on providing thousands of students with the tools they need for future success.

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2022 JA Inspire Virtual
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