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What is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization geared towards preparing young people in grades K-12 to succeed in a global economy through real world relationships with business, government, and education partners to help them develop the employability and financial literacy skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Our innovative hands-on curriculum – provided at no cost to schools, students, or their families – emphasizes real world learning experiences and motivates youth to achieve by connecting them with corporate and community role models committed to investing in their future.​

How old do I have to be to participate in NextGen Tech Series events?

The NextGen Tech Series has a variety of events for students to participate in. Our hackathons are for students in grades 8 through 12. Crack the code workshops are for students in grades 4 through 8. Code Camp is for students in grades 6 through 12. However, if you are above or below our age limits, feel free to email to find out if you can still participate!

Can I participate in events if I don't know how to code?

It is not a problem! You can always start and gaining experience is the best way to do it! It’s entirely irrelevant what your experience is going into a hackathon or any of our other events, it’s more about your interest in technology. All of our events include workshops for beginners as well!

Are all NextGEN Tech Series events virtual?

All of our workshops and code camps are virtual and hosted on Zoom. Our biannual hackathon, HackJA, is typically an in-person event, but it will be virtual for the 2021-2022 year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

I am interested in being a student volunteer at NextGEN Tech Series events. How do I register?

Email us at

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