Wabash Valley | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Junior Achievement IN the Wabash Valley

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Since 1965 Junior Achievement has been making a difference in the lives of Wabash Valley youth. JA programs support schools and educators by providing valuable kindergarten through high school classroom resources that are well-tested, hands-on programs taught by caring community and business volunteers. JA's programs focus on basic concepts of economics and show how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities foster lifelong learning and help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future. With a range of different programs, Junior Achievement teaches about concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness.

Effective July 1, 2016, Wabash Valley schools and students will be served by Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. We welcome everyone who has been part of the successes in Wabash Valley. We are committed to serving the needs of the community and will be working to make the transition smooth. We appreciate all you have done to support Junior Achievement over the years. Our programs are the same and our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy is the same. For more information, please email Brett Taylor or call 812-232-6230.

Contact Information

Wabash Valley Mailing Address

Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley
701 Wabash Ave. Suite #810
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Contact District Manager- Brett Taylor
Office: (812) 232-6230
Cell: (812) 230-8568

Illinois Counties Served: Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, and Jasper
Indiana Counties Served: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo

Let's Get Real

When: 9/25/2018 and 9/26/2018
Where: Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 301 S 25th St, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Times: 8:30 am - 11:15 am | 11:45 am - 2:00 pm (both dates)

Let's Get Real! is an interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to give young people the opportunity to explore career choices and make lifestyle and budget decisions similar to those which adults face on a daily basis. Geared toward eighth grade students, those participating assume they are a twenty-eight year old adult with no financial assistance from home. Participants proceed through several stations, including Housing, Taxes, Transportation, Childcare, Entertainment, etc.

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JA of the Wabash Valley Supporters


terre haute savings bank
terre haute photographers
Wright's Pool Service
WTWO MyWabash News
Labor Link

JA Wabash Valley Partnership Opportunities

At Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley, and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, we identify the two most important resources to helping build Work Readiness, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship in our students.

Those Resources are Donation Dollars, and People to Volunteer. There are many ways to be involved with JA and to help us gain these key resources including:

  • Volunteer to teach a class or classes (Program, materials, and teachers provided by JA for your convenience!) Volunteer Now! Donate to JA in the Wabash Valley (Click Here for online donation form!) 
  • Attend a JA in the Wabash Valley event (Such as "Let's Get Real", Lanes for Literacy, JA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, etc.)
  • Purchase a "Dollars Make Sense" Dollar Bill from Participating retailers
  • Join our Advisory Board!

Meet the District Manager

Brett Taylor Wabash Valley District Manager

Brett Taylor became the new District Manager for the Wabash Valley District of Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis in August 2016. Brett is very excited to lead the new Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley and continue the growth from the 52 years of excellence that JAWV has exhibited since 1964.
Brett Taylor is a 2014 graduate of Indiana State University from the Donald W. Scott College of Business with a degree in Management. Born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, Brett is also a proud graduate of the Vigo County School Corporation and is passionate about helping the Wabash Valley students grow in their financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and work readiness.
Prior to his role with Junior Achievement, Brett served in the Career Center at Indiana State University as an Employer Relations Coordinator for the Engineering, Aerospace, Technology, Construction, and Public Relations industries. Brett has also interned at CANDLES Holocaust Museum, as well as the Vigo County YMCA.
To meet with Brett, please use any method of contact listed below!
Brett Taylor
District Manager
Office: (812) 232-6230
Cell: (812) 230-8568

Educator Resources

Interested in Having JA programs in your classroom? Feel Free to browse our curriculum guides and share them with your colleagues!

Elementary School Curriculum Guide
Middle School Curriculum Guide
High School Curriculum Guide

To Request a Class or Classes, please fill out the Class Request Form below, email Brett Taylor or (636) 728-0708.

Class Request Form: Download

Class Request Form: Online

JA in the Wabash Valley Advisory Executive Committee

Al Ruckriegel — Board Chair
Paula Dillion — Vice Chair
Ivy Tech College
Pam Berry — Secretary
Woodforest Bank
Vicki Barrett — Program Chair
Terre Haute Saving Bank
Abby Floyd — Special Events Chair
The Ohio Building
Phillip Myers — Marketing Chair
Templeton Coal Company
James Twitchell — Previous Board Chair
ONI Risk Partners



JA Wabash Valley Board Members

Vicki Barrett
Terre Haute Savings Bank
Pam Berry
Woodforest Bank
Courtney Chipol
Small Business Development Center
Douglas Dillion
Vigo County School Corporation
Paula Dillion
Ivy Tech College
Marsha Dull
Saint Mary of the Woods College
Abigail Floyd
The Ohio Building
Todd Hein
Labor Link
Jami Hosier
Garmong Construction
Cathy Hutchison
Staples Distribution Center
Anthony Karras
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Keith Lee
Clabber Girl Corportation
Phillip Myers
Templeton Coal Company
Kim Norris
First Financial Bank
Roxanne Poe
First Farmers Bank & Trust
Roxanne Poe
Kellee Ramirez
Al Ruckriegel
Roland Shelton
Old National Bank
James Twitchell
ONI Rick Partners
Miriam Warrick
Old National Bank
Steven Welcher
Harrison College
Jenifer Wright
REX Baseball
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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