October 2015

CrossKnowledge Partners with Junior Achievement USA to Support Future Entrepreneurs

CrossKnowledge, announced a joint partnership with Junior Achievement, that will bring digital learning solutions to thousands of students and educators.

Junior Achievement USA®  and CrossKnowledge — the distance learning brand of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. — today announced a joint partnership that will bring digital learning solutions to thousands of students and educators.

As part of the agreement, CrossKnowledge has donated the use of its Learning Management System (LMS) to Junior Achievement USA (JA) for the next five years (starting in 2016) through the CrossKnowledge Foundation. This in-kind contribution is one of the largest of its kind in the history of JA.

To support its digital delivery strategy, JA selected  CrossKnowledge out of hundreds of potential partners to help  achieve this goal. The LMS allows students, educators and JA’s  network of more than 218,000 classroom volunteers to easily  access JA curriculum using an electronic device and internet  connection. The blended learning model also supports an in-person delivery of curriculum content to students in the  classroom, helping to prepare them for the workforce and life after  graduation.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success. The organization serves 4.5 million students each year in 113 U.S. markets and another 5.7 million students in 120 countries worldwide.

“JA is in the midst of an historic transformation that will allow our organization to pair JA volunteer mentors with digitally delivered curriculum as part of a blended-learning experience that will positively impact the students we serve,” said Jack E Kosakowski, President and CEO, Junior Achievement USA. “CrossKnowledge and its parent company Wiley have made a transformational gift that will eventually change the lives of millions. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and dedication to our mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy.”

It is estimated that nearly 300,000 Junior Achievement users will access CrossKnowledge programs in 2016 and that figure is expected to reach 1.6 million in 2020.

We are pleased to provide Junior Achievement users with a complete range of courses that will help them develop the critical skillsets needed in 21st century organizations and to succeed in their future career.

Christophe Peron

Head of North America, CrossKnowledge

Wiley, through our CrossKnowledge brand is proud to support the future generations of business leaders who are part of the Junior Achievement program.”

Mark Allin

President and CEO, Wiley

About Junior Achievement USA®

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic, 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. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

About CrossKnowledge

CrossKnowledge is an engaging, forward-looking digital learning solution, driving business outcomes and the ability to transform individuals and entire organizations. We provide a customized, fully integrated learning solution and implement it at unmatched velocity. CrossKnowledge’s learning solution is complete — bringing together our cutting-edge technology and world-class content into a blended environment. Only CrossKnowledge has the experience, agility, and foresight to help you build an innovative and more effective learning solution. CrossKnowledge, a Wiley brand, serves over 10 million users in 130 countries.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, Brazil, Dubai, and Australia. The Company’s website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.