Junior Achievement of Kansas Reaches 28,000+ Students, Releases More Findings in 2018-2019 Report
JA of Kansas reached 28,414 students in the 2018-2019 school year, taught by 947 volunteers. 1,365 classes were taught, providing 144,359 contact hours over the school year. Primary service areas of teaching include the Topeka, Lawrence, & Wichita areas. JA of Kansas increased its student reach by 4.2%, including over 4,000 more contact hours from 2017-2018. Expansions into new schools occurred in Topeka and Wichita; the Lawrence area provided classes to every elementary and middle school in the Lawrence Public Schools district for the second year in a row.
“Seeing a continued increase in the number of students we reach, right as we start a new school year, provides us with momentum and enthusiasm to continue to strive for excellence in the coming years. JA of Kansas thanks our outstanding volunteers and supporters that allow us to continue to reach more Kansas students each year,” says Ashley Charest, President.
About Junior Achievement of Kansas
Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas inspires and prepares young people with the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. Collaborating with the business and educational community, JA of Kansas provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills based on the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA of Kansas serves over 28,000 children statewide. To learn more about JA of Kansas, visit www.kansasja.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.