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The game went global.  Are we ready?

The world is becoming more competitive and interconnected. Businesses are no longer bound by bricks and mortar, so what happens in one corner of the globe can have a significant impact right here in East Tennessee. And when local companies set out to hire new employees, candidates come from everywhere, not just Tennessee. Increasingly, employers value intangible assets such as imagination, problem solving and critical thinking, along with technical skills.

Can American students measure up to this challenge? Unfortunately, the statistics say no. But with your help, JA can help change that.

75%

Percentage of human resources officials surveyed who ranked “creativity/innovation” as among the top five applied skills projected to increase in importance for future graduates2

58%

Percentage of responding employers who say critical thinking and problem solving skills are “very important” for incoming high school graduates’ successful job performance3

70%

Percentage of same respondents who rated recently hired high school graduates as deficient in critical thinking4

JA teaches students to think like an entrepreneur and helps students tap into their creativity and use it to capitalize on opportunities.

Make a donation to help JA!

Unfortunately, the demand for JA is far greater than we are currently able to provide. Each year, an increasing number of educators and parents ask us for our programs. As a result, we have developed a strategic plan that will strive to dramatically increase the number of classrooms reached, but we can’t do it without your help.

There are several ways you can make a donation to JA. Here’s how you can help us reach more kids…

1. Contribution by Card

You can donate using your credit or debit card and the Square link below.

2. Contribution by Check

Please make your check payable to Junior Achievement and send to:

Junior Achievement of East Tennessee
Attn: Development Department
2461 North Charles G. Seivers Blvd.
Clinton, TN 37716

3. Matching Gift Form

If your company offers a matching gift program, please consider including the form with your contribution. This will enable Junior Achievement to reach even more students with your gift.

Thank you for your tax-deductible gift to Junior Achievement!

Junior Achievement is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to which contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.