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Junior Achievement Ireland

Liscannor NS

Junior Achievement Ireland

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) is a member of one of the world’s largest educational non-profits, helping prepare young people for their futures by delivering hands-on, experiential learning.

Reaching more than 12 million young people each year, Junior Achievement (JA) is one of few organisations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation.

JAI was established in Ireland in 1996 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with 180 leading organisations including Clare County Council and the Cliffs of Moher.

Ennistymon NS

JAI programmes

Junior Achievement (JA) Programmes can be delivered both in-person, in-class and virtually. All programmes are facilitated by volunteers who are fully trained before commencing.

The role model effect

A volunteer from ‘the real world’ has significant educational impact in helping students to see the relevance of their studies and their post-school choices. Our young people need positive role models from every sector of the economy in order to fully appreciate the range of options that are available to them.

Corofin NS

About the JAI Inspires programme

JA Inspires (taught by Cliffs of Moher Volunteers)

JA volunteers have an important story to tell. Through this workshop, primary or second level students learn from Cliffs of Moher volunteers about their career and educational paths – inspiring students to see themselves in similar careers and to understand the skills they acquire at school, are transferable to the workplace. They also learn about the history of the Cliffs of Moher and about all the nature located at the Cliffs of Moher. This year 12 volunteers from the Cliffs of Moher have visited schools in Clare and the feedback on the workshops done by the Cliffs of Moher volunteers has been excellent.

It was a great experience, I loved hearing ideas from the children on what they would do, to help promote the cliffs. One of the suggestions put forward was inform visitors that you can bring buggys and dogs. We have since added this information to our website.

Melanie Lennon, Sales and Marketing Manager