Junior Achievement Declares January JA Alumni Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) declared January as JA Alumni Month, Powered by The Hartford. The initiative is an effort to reconnect with the nearly 100 million people who participated in Junior Achievement programs while in grades K through 12 since the organization's founding. JA is seeking stories about how JA has impacted their lives. Participating alumni are eligible to receive a free JA Alumni Welcome Packet. Former JA students interested in learning more can visit www.JA.org/Alumni.

Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. In 2016, JA will be reaching its 100 millionth student.

To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit www.ja.org.

CONTACT: Ed Grocholski Junior Achievement USA(R) (719) 540-6165 ed.grocholski@ja.org

Source:Junior Achievement USA