Educational Institutions

Junior Achievement of South Texas

  • San Antonio, TX
  • http://www.jast.org

Mission Statement

JA's core purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Main Programs

  1. JA Finance Park
  2. JA Elementary Grades Programs
  3. JA Middle Grades Programs
  4. JA High School Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Junior Achievement of South Texas serves Greater San Antonio, Laredo, and the Coastal Bend.

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Linda Rimer

Keywords

Self-reported

financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship

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Also Known As

Junior Achievement of South Texas

EIN

74-2061852

 Number

1173599019

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education. During the 2013-2014 school year JA of South Texas will provide work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs to 80,000 students.

Programs

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

Program 1

JA Finance Park

JA Finance Park is a program dedicated to educating middle and high school students in the basics of financial literacy: budgeting, investing, managing risk - all while reinforcing the value of education and how it affects one’s future. Students become empowered with the skills and inspiration needed to create a better tomorrow for themselves and our community.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 2

JA Elementary Grades Programs

JA's Elementary Programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula.  Seven sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, work to change kids' lives by helping them understand business and economics.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,300,000.00

Program 3

JA Middle Grades Programs

JA's Middle Grade Programs include economics and business curricula for sixth through eighth grade students.  The dynamic interaction between the volunteer and the students promotes active learning and brings theory to life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$120,000.00

Program 4

JA High School Programs

JA's High School Programs are economic and business curricula for students in grades 9-12 and include a student-led enterprise.  The dynamic interaction between the volunteer and the students promotes active learning and brings theory to life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$240,000.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    JA's goal is to impact the lives of tomorrow's workforce by providing a connection between what is learned in school and the real world. JA programs are designed to bridge the gap between education and reaching career goals.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    JA focuses primarily on economically disadvantaged schools and communities and strives to provide programs where the need is the greatest.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    JA of South Texas delivers volunteer led hands on experiential learning programs to students. These age appropriate programs are developed nationally by Junior Achievement USA. These programs focus on the three pillars of JA education which are work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    JA alumni are capable of setting education and career goals and attaining such goals. It is JA's primary focus to prepare a more capable workforce of tomorrow which in turn enriches the community.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    By building lasting relationships with corporate, foundation and individual donors, Junior Achievement of South Texas has sustained impact of its meaningful programs for many years. As students complete JA programs they are given the tools needed to set education and career goals and in turn become contributing members of the community.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Junior Achievement of South Texas serves Greater San Antonio, Laredo, and the Coastal Bend.

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Funding Needs

JA is seeking support to fund its JA Finance Park program and Title I Initiative.    JA’s Title I Initiative is focused on reaching students through their educational track to ensure they have the tools and inspiration needed to thrive in the future.   The mission of Junior Achievement of South Texas is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The goal of the Title I Initiative is to provide economically disadvantaged students with programs that allow them to see the direct relevance of what they are learning in the classroom to their future; understand the value of having a high school diploma at a minimum; and develop the internal drive and belief that they can be successful.

Affiliations + Memberships

Junior Achievement Worldwide

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Financials

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

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Operations

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Junior Achievement of South Texas

Leadership

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President

Linda Rimer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Craig Boyan

H-E-B

Term: July 2011 - July 2013

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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