When asked if being a Junior Achievement student positively affected their future, 92% of JA Alumni responded with a resounding “Yes!” It’s also a fact that 88% of JA Alumni report they are satisfied with their careers, compared to 48.7% of the general public. Also, graduation rates are significantly higher at the high school and college levels. Did you participate in Junior Achievement? Do you remember the impact of your JA experience? JA Alumni are a select group of individuals who have experienced our programs as students.

JA Alum Spotlight

Isaiah Mohammed participated in the JA Company program for three years while he attended the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, and now an employee of Pratt & Whitney, he credits his successful career path to the experience he had in Junior Achievement while in high school.

Isaiah recently spoke at an event celebrating Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County’s merger, and while there, he had the opportunity to reconnect with his JA volunteer mentor, Robert Salaga (featured right). Isaiah expressed how Robert and the other volunteers impacted his life: “Both their belief in me and guidance instilled confidence that I needed to become successful.” Of his JA program experience, Isaiah said, “I was able to discover my dream to become an entrepreneur, inspire hope and action in other people, and most importantly, lead teams to success.”

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