Junior Achievement of the Triad

Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship

Greensboro, NC   |  www.triadja.org

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement of the Triad is dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement programs effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities and economies.

Ruling year info

1994

President and CEO

Jacqeuline M Wall

Main address

3220 Northline Ave

Greensboro, NC 27408 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

56-0844838

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Junior Achievement of the Triad is dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement programs effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities and economies. With a six county territory, Junior Achievement of the Triad’s network is annually powered by over 650 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 18,000 North Carolina students in Alamance, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph and Rockingham counties.

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?

Junior Achievement Programming school systems

Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future economic and workforce issues they'll face.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Junior Achievement of the Triad opened in 1965 with the help of nearly three dozen local business leaders who saw the need for businesses and schools to partner to better prepare students to be active citizens and workforce members. In the early 1970s, Junior Achievement debuted its first in-school program, Project Business, taught by volunteers. The popularity of Project Business was tremendous and demand for new programs was overwhelming! Junior Achievement had the vision that all children deserved, and could understand, economic education programming at all grade levels. Today, Junior Achievement offers programs – in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy – for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade seeking to prepare them to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement of the Triad is developing strategic plans with local school systems to systematically scale programming across the K-12 spectrum in a 6 county area. Partnerships are established with local businesses and curriculum is delivered by business volunteers from across community partnerships. Junior Achievement’s programs are designed to empower students from kindergarten through 12th grade to own their economic success through experiential learning in the key content areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Our professionally designed, rigorously evaluated, comprehensive and relevant curriculum, developed in partnership with educators and endorsed by superintendents, reinforces and supplements North Carolina’s Common Core Standards and Social Studies Essential Standards.
All Junior Achievement programs are delivered by trained corporate and community volunteers who share their skills and personal and professional experiences to make learning come to life. Our financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs are typically presented by Junior Achievement’s volunteers for 30-45 minutes each week for five to seven weeks, with the exact time commitments dependent upon the grade level of the students. In any given school year in the Triad, Junior Achievement works with over 650 community volunteers delivering over 88,730 instructional content hours.

As a local chapter of a National Network, Junior Achievement has access to national support for programming growth. With a growing and active board of directors, representing financial and community organizations from across the community, Junior Achievement's educational, financial and corporate partnerships are opening doors for program expansion.

Elementary School Program Sequential Curricula Pays Off! External evaluators found that elementary school students who participate in Junior Achievement demonstrate significantly higher critical thinking and problem-solving skills than their counterparts.
Educators value JA programs. Teachers (95%) and volunteers (92%) report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of how the real world operates. Additionally, both teachers and volunteers agree that JA students work together better as a team and are more capable of making group responses. Middle Grades Programs – A History of Performance! The majority of middle school students (71%) reported that JA helped them recognize the importance of education and motivated them to work harder to achieve educational and work goals. Middle school students understand more about personal finance, business, and economic concepts after participating in JA programs. High School Programs – JA Students Have the Competitive Advantage! The majority of students (79%) agreed that JA positively influenced their attitudes toward continuing their education. JA students were more likely than students in general to matriculate to college immediately after high school (77% versus 69%). Most students reported that JA made the transition to college easier, encouraged them to work hard, and provided them information that was relevant.

Financials

Junior Achievement of the Triad
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Junior Achievement of the Triad

Board of directors
as of 9/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Brandberg

P&G