Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

Richmond, VA   |  www.jatoday.org

Mission

Junior Achievement (JA) inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.    Our vision is to be the essential partner in relationships between the educators, business leaders and community partners of Central Virginia for the benefit of all our youth.  Our purpose is to bring role models from the Richmond business community into the classroom to deliver educational programs about personal finance, economics and the free enterprise system - enhanced by their own real-world experiences.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Mrs. Tamara Ridenour

Main address

1801 Libbie Avenue, Suite 203

Richmond, VA 23226 USA

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EIN

54-0803325

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia was launched 53 years ago in answer to the questions raised by the changing world where people moving from farms to cities lacked the vital skills necessary to find their way forward. Today, our young people face similar challenges in an ever-changing and complex 21st century economy in which 72% of Americans say they struggle with money-relates stress, 60% of employers say recent graduates lack basic job skills and 90% of businesses fail. Unfortunately, schools are struggling to provide students with relevant, real-world experiences that equip young people to thrive as they enter adulthood. Junior Achievement is committed to helping young people excel, by providing hands-on, cutting edge educational experiences that enable young people to experience and understand the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

JA Elementary School Programs

JA elementary school programs are the foundation of
our K-12 curricula. Programs include six sequential themes, each made up of
five hands-on activities that change students’ lives by helping them understand
business, economics, and the working world. The programs expose youth to a
volunteer role model who brings JA programs to life and shows students what’s
possible if they work hard and dream big. All programs align with Virginia
Standards of Learning.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

JA middle school programs help youth make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies, English/language arts, and math curricula, and develop financial literacy, 21st century, and entrepreneurial skills that are essential to success in the working world. All programs align with Virginia Standards of Learning.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement® high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster 21st century skills that will be highly useful as they enter the working world. Volunteer role models show what’s possible if they work hard and dream big, empowering them to unleash their boundless potential. All programs align with Virginia Standards of Learning.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

JA Finance Park helps high school students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.The JA Finance Park program is composed of 13 required teacher-taught, in-class lessons. It culminates in a hands-on budgeting simulation that is implemented at JA Finance Park located in Libbie Mill Library. Additional extension activities are available for each lesson topic. Both provide educators a method of delivery that will best meet the needs of their students. The JA Career Center is an extension of the JA Finance Park program and will be used in a middle school program beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau of Central VA - Accredited Charity 2017

Charity Navigator 2017

Affiliations & memberships

ConnectRichmond 2009

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2009

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Financials

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Operations

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Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Benjamin Bowman

Worth Higgins & Associates

Term: 2017 - 2019

Amy Miller

VACO Richmond, LLC

Andrew Carington

Standard Media Group LLC

Sarah Martin

Community Volunteer

Duane Williams

UPS Freight

Chris Crowe

Performance Food Group

Angela Roisten

Virginia Credit Union

Leah Walder

Heritage Printing

Valerie Heinz

CarMax, Inc

Annie Larson

Genworth

Angela Roisten

Virginia Credit Union

Robert Fisher

KPMG

Kathleen Houghtaling

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Joanna Bergerson

CapTech

Jamie Billingsley

Dominion Energy

Larry Brown

Community Volunteer

Katie Burnett

Wells Fargo & Company

Ron Carey

Tilt Creative + Production

Anitra Cassas

McGuire Woods

Brian Combs

PNC Bank - Corporate Banking

Amanda Dickerson

PwC

Helen Dow

Goodwill of Central & Coastal Virginia

Olatokunbo Famakinwa

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Danielle Fitz-Hugh

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Kay Gotshall

Keiter

Lee Hannah

Cigna Healthcare - Virginia

Kyle Harkrader

EY

Andrea Harlow

Williams Mullen

Mitchell Hassell

BB&T, now Truist

Matthew Head

Head & Associates Inc.

Kristin Henshaw

Mercer

Will Hershey

Davenport & Company, LLC

Robert Huebner

Bluestone Process Dynamics, LLC

Christinia Johnson

CapCenter

Stephanie Karfias

Mission Lane

Todd Koch

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Debbie Lennick

Creative

Toby Leslie

Snagajob

Christopher Lucy

Accenture

Andrew Miller

Workshop Digital

Theodore Oswald

M&T Bank

Ana Reilly

Gumenick Properties

Benjamin Ross

South State Bank

Matthew Schaaf

Sun Trust, now Truist

Gerard Shaia

Costen Floors, Inc.

John Sliman

Deloitte & Touche LLP

D. Keith Sloane

USAA Life Insurance Company

Kim Trentham

Altria, retired

Paul Ward

Bank of America

Theresa Wills

Capital One

Sherri Wyatt

Virginia529 I Ablenow

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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