Youth Development

Junior Achievement of Central Texas

  • Austin, TX
  • www.jacentex.org

Mission Statement

JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career readiness skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to be the next generation of Austin innovators. We serve a 21 county region in Central Texas with most programs serving students in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Del Valle and Manor.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. JA Company Program
  3. JA Elementary School Program
  4. JA Middle School Program
  5. JA High School Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

JA of Central Texas serves a 21 county region in Central Texas with most programs serving students in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Del Valle and Manor.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Kristin Gossett

Keywords

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education, business, enterprise, financial literacy

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Also Known As

JA of Central Texas

EIN

74-1688335

 Number

5209699103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

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 will face as adults.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

JA Company Program

JA Company Program provides basic economic education for high school students by allowing them to organize and operate an actual business. Students elect officers, sell stock to capitalize their company and develop a product or service to bring to market with the support of volunteer mentors.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

150,000

Program 3

JA Elementary School Program

JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

200,000

Program 4

JA Middle School Program

The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and the personal financial literacy math curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

120,000

Program 5

JA High School Program

As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

150,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

JA of Central Texas serves a 21 county region in Central Texas with most programs serving students in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Del Valle and Manor.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CENTRAL TEXAS, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Junior Achievement of Central Texas

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Principal Officer

Kristin Gossett

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joe Christian

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