Junior Achievement is the largest business and economic non-profit education organization in the world. Junior Achievement places volunteers from local businesses and the community into classroom settings. These volunteers serve as role models and mentors while presenting Junior Achievement 's hands-on, activity oriented programs. The students, through a series of weekly meetings, gain an understanding of the American free enterprise system, how they can prosper in this system, and are shown the social and economic benefits of staying in school.
Junior Achievement 's purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement's mission is to ensure that every child in America has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.