News & Announcements


Blog - Why Bowl? Top 6 Reasons.

Calling all bowlers! Our Bowl-A-Thons are coming up October 19-22! We are so excited to be having the Lawrence and Topeka events, and we want you to join us. How it works - until October 12, you can register your team! We make it SUPER easy for you - it can be done online (click HERE for...

2019 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

Topeka, KS – Four business leaders were announced as the 2019 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates at a press brunch held September 11 by Junior Achievement of Kansas at the Topeka Country Club. The 2019 laureates are: Beth Anne Branden, BA Designs; Rob Brim­an, Briman’s Leading...

Blog - The JA Journal is HERE!

Happy September everyone!  After getting back from a Labor Day weekend and officially ushering in the 2018-2019 school year (plus celebrating the arrival of fall!), Junior Achievement of Kansas is excited to present our NEW monthly e-newsletter!  The JA Journal will come to...

Blog - Back to School Vibes

Around the state of Kansas, this week is primarily the week where we go back to slowing down in school zones, the last-minute school supply runs are made, and parents all over are prepping those first-day outfits and pictures.  That’s right, it’s the first week of school! What does...

Blog - Top Reasons to Golf in the JA Golf Classic!

We are wrapping up the end of summer, and already looking toward fall! Two months from Wednesday (nine weeks from today!), we will be perfecting our backswing at the Inaugural Junior Achievement Golf Classic!  The event will be Monday October 8 at the Wichita Country Club....

Junior Achievement of Kansas Receives Donation from Logan Business Machines

Topeka, KS - Junior Achievement of Kansas has received a donation of three business printers from Logan Business Machines.  This donation was part of the Logan Business Machines' first Logan Gives Back campaign. The company, which provides business equipment, donated over $75,000 in...

Job Posting - Part-Time Douglas County Program Assistant

Junior Achievement of Kansas is looking for a part-time Douglas County Program Assistant to help us inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.   The Program Assistant report to the Douglas County District Director and will: Provide part-time...

Junior Achievement of Kansas Reaches 27,000+ Students, Releases More Findings in 2017-2018 Report

Topeka, KS - Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas has released their results for program reach for the 2017-2018 school year.  JA of Kansas reached 27,264 students in the 2017-2018 school year, taught by 952 volunteers.  1,313 classes were taught, providing 140,280 contact hours...

Blog - Tips on Working a Part-Time Job While Attending School

We're about three weeks out from the start of the school year! Students all over the state are starting school supply shopping, getting new clothes and shoes, and soaking up the last weeks of not having to set their alarm clock!  Many high school and college students alike also take...

Blog - How National Hot Dog Day Translates to Business Ownership

It's National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday July 18! To celebrate (other than eating hot dogs of course), we're going to chat about our 4th grade program, Our Region! This program takes fourth graders on a journey of business ownership. By the end of the five sessions, students will...

Blog - What are Soft Skills?

Recruiters, interviewers, and companies consistently change up what they're looking for in job openings. Depending on the position, skills required could vary from different levels of education & experience to different technical skills needed that aren't necessarily going to be the same...

Blog - Tying in JA Pillars on the 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Smack dab in the middle of the week this year, Wednesday will see Kansans celebrating America in the best way we know how - with food, friends, & fireworks!  While summertime is a great time for kids to enjoy being out of school, there are always opportunities...

Junior Achievement of Kansas - Douglas County District Presents at USD 497 Board Meeting

Lawrence, KS - Representatives from Junior Achievement of Kansas (JA) appeared at the June meeting of the USD 497 (Lawrence Public Schools) Board of Education meeting on Monday June 25. Debbie Harman, Douglas County District Director and Bradley Burnside, Douglas County District Board of...

Blog - News from JA-USA!

Each year, Junior Achievement hosts the JA National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) in Washington, D.C. Our  JA-USA President, Jack Kosakowski, give us a wrapup of the 2018 event in this week's blog post.  Last week, I had the great pleasure to witness some of the best and...

Junior Achievement Receives Donation from Topeka Gives

Topeka, KS - Junior Achievement of Kansas has received a $2,151.14 donation from the Topeka Community Foundation. This donation is a result of the Topeka Gives event held on June 5, 2018.   Topeka Gives was started in 2013 to celebrate the Topeka Community Foundation's 30th...

Blog: JA in the Summer!

In Kansas, it feels like we have been in summertime for the last three weeks of hot weather, but the "official" first day of summertime is this Thursday, June 21!  Junior Achievement of Kansas is hard at work this summer on multiple projects and events! Check it out below.  ...

Schrant Joins Junior Achievement of Kansas Statewide Board of Directors

Wichita, KS – Kimberly Schrant, Founder & CEO of Kansas Money Coach , is the newest member to the Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas statewide board of directors.  This appointment was made at the quarterly statewide board of directors meeting on Tuesday May 8, 2018, in Topeka. ...

Blog: Summertime College Prep Tips!

It's that time of year again - summertime! While this is a great time of year (Pools! BBQs! Bonfires!) to have fun, it's important to not lost sight of what's ahead come August - that's right, back to school! Whether you're still in high school, or you're getting ready for your first year in...

Blog: Ways to Give to Junior Achievement of Kansas!

One of the most common questions we have at Junior Achievement of Kansas is, "How can I give to your organization?" The answer to that question? Read below!   In-Person or Mail-In Donation! We can always accept donations in person at our Topeka office location OR you...

2018 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

Four business leaders were announced as the 2018 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Laureates at a press conference held May 3 by Junior Achievement of Kansas at the Lawrence School District office.  The 2018 laureates are: Bob Moore, Advanco, Inc; Cindy Maude, Callahan Creek; John...