JA of Greater St. Louis reaches over 153,000 students per year in over 6,800 classrooms and afterschool locations. Their mission? “To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.”
In a program that’s all about bringing the “real world” to the classroom, who better to lead these discussions than local St. Louisans with “real world” skills? MiTek is among the St. Louis organizations who contribute to Junior Achievement’s pool of over 8,000 volunteers.
Junior Achievement pays real dividends in the world of work and employment for kids who need it most. Alums are two and a half times more likely to be involved with starting a business. 55% said JA gave them “an idea of how business works.” 88% said they had landed in satisfying careers. For many kids it is undoubtedly their first exposure to the world of work, finances, and entrepreneurship.
Like our customers, MiTek knows the power of hard work and achievement. In order to ensure St. Louis kids continue to receive an education supports Junior Achievement in several ways. One key area of support is the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon. Proceeds from the Bowl-a-thon help make kids’ experiences more fulfilling.