Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement

Explore 100 years of Junior Achievement.

Students participate in a Junior Achievement program in the 1940s…

Shot in a diverse array of American cities — including Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and more — the new documentary Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement tells the story of 100 years of Junior Achievement (JA), which will mark its centennial in 2019.

The hour-long documentary shares the history of JA, which was founded in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1919. The film also offers compelling stories and interviews detailing how the organization has impacted young people through lessons of financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Additionally, the film documents the challenges the nonprofit organization has faced over the past hundred years — including surviving the Great Depression, World War II, and the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

…and in present day!

Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement will premiere on CPTV in fall 2018!


How well does YOUR state’s high schools teach personal finance and financial literacy?

The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in  Vermont offers a state-by-state “report card” that measures just that. To view the report card, click here>>.

And see the Center’s director, John Pelletier, interviewed in Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement.


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