News & Announcements


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...