3rd Year Funding

Agency Background: Founded in 1957, Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona’s mission is to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy by teaching them critical skills in workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. More specifically the program focuses on reducing the dropout rate. In 2009-2010 SCCF grant helped deliver programs to 200 students in 6th grade in Spring 2010 and additional 200 students in 7th grade in Fall 2010. The 2011 SCCF grant provided a whole school partnership, which allowed Doolen Middle School to deliver programs to over 600 students, including the 6th and 7th grade as well as a new life skills program into the 8th grade.

Focus of the 2012 SCCF Grant: Doolen Middle School Program This grant will allow for three JA programs to run at Doolen Middle School where 69% of their youth have been identified as at-risk of dropping out. The program will target students in 6th & 7th grades as well as initiate life skills programs into the 8th grade group. These programs include 8 incoming 6th grade classes totaling 650 disadvantaged students or 28 classrooms. The 2012 grant will allow the initial 6th grade students funded by SCCF in 2010 to experience their third year of JA programs.

Website: www.jaaz.org
Contact: Autumn Rentmeester, autumn@jaaz.org