Employers agree that the nation’s college graduates are not prepared with the 21st century skills to succeed in the workplace. There are more than 90,000 young people out of school and out of work – disconnected – in the metro Washington area. 50% of high school dropouts say that they left school because they didn’t think they were learning things that mattered to their future. Put simply, we’re not empowering our kids to be more successful than the generations who came before them.
At Junior Achievement®, we believe that education from kindergarten to twelfth grade should be built on a bridge of engagement between classroom and community. Together with our educational partners, we can make learning relevant to every student’s future by infusing authenticity, business connectivity, and real role models into the everyday learning experience.