About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 and has become the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.


Who We Are

Junior Achievement of South Texas main headquarters is in San Antonio, TX with satellite offices in Corpus Christi (Junior Achievement of the Coastal Bend) and Laredo (Junior Achievement of Laredo).  We were established in 1979 serving the greater San Antonio area. Through the years, we expanded to serve the communities in Laredo and Corpus Christi.  We have 13 full-time staff members.

We reached 91,518 kindergarten through 12th grade students in the 2018-2019 school year with the help of 4,234 volunteers.  Our goal for 2018/2019 is to reach 100,000 students with our mission to empower young people to own their economic success.


Our Core Values




Belief in the boundless potential of young people.

Commitment to the principles of market based economics and entrepreneurship.

Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.




Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.

Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.

Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

Our Vision

To be recognized by businesses, educators and policy makers around the world as the premier organization for educating children K-12 in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; and to unite people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies and providing higher standards of living.


Our Mission

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.




Curriculum and Texas Correlation

6th to 8th Grade Programs

9th to 12th Grade Programs

JA Finance Park