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Fifth Third Bank honored by Junior Achievement with a U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. Read more

Deloitte taught 424 elementary and middle school students in 16 classes at Academy of multilingual Studies on May 5th as a JA in a day.


Jen Houser stated  "I love helping the students here become more financially literate."

  Mayor's Council to Bring "Our City" to JA Students. Click here for more.

"Being a JA volunteer give gives me a chance to give back to the community. For the students, it's a learning opportunity made fun, but more importantly, relevant with real life scenarios.  The kids were so excited to learn about finances, entrepreneurship, and city development. JA makes impacts on students in the classroom and for years to come. " -Shannon  R. Gillespie, NPD Lead, Labeling

Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day helps thousands of Greater Cincinnati eighth-graders learn about careers.

AT&T was a perfect host company today as Dunbar Early College High School students attended a Job Shadow to learn many career aspects of AT&T. Thank you, AT&T for your continued support of the JA Job Shadow program and, more importantly, the awesome students in Dayton!

AT&T will be hosting over 50 students in Cincinnati and Dayton areas for JA JOB SHADOW. "We are very excited to partner with our local Junior Achievement organization to help area high school students learn about different job opportunities and workforce readiness skills," said Mark Romito, Director – AT&T Ohio External Affairs.  "We believe the lessons learned during onsite mentoring can help students stay on track to graduate from high school, and succeed in college and on the job."

Dates/Locations/School Participating/Times:

  • Wednesday, October 26 – AT&T downtown Cincinnati Offices – New Miami High School – 9:00-1:00
  • Monday, November 14 – Dayton AT&T Store & office– Dayton Dunbar High School – 9:00-1:00
  • Friday, November 18 – AT&T downtown Cincinnati Offices – Goshen High School – 9:00-1:00

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The 15th annual OKI Construction Career Day was held at the Butler County fairgrounds on September 14 and 15th. Over 1,800 middle and high school students participated this year. This event gives kids a chance to get hands on experiences in the construction industry which encourages them to consider a job in the industry. 

17 Paycor and Park National Bank volunteers taught 9 classes of second, fourth and six grades on 9-19-16. ~150 students received programs.


GE volunteers partner with student teams to tackle issues of local importance through the JA Innovation Challenge, a program that prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). JA Innovation Challenge is being chosen for delivery among the 77 JA and GE locations across 39 countries participating in the Global Education Initiative.

In addition to this global initiative, GE volunteers partner with JA locally. In Ghana, for example, JA Africa teamed up with GE Africa to host a STEM Challenge: 122 students, mentored by GE senior executives and JA staff, built STEM skills, discussed ethical issues that engineers face, saw how STEM professionals spend their time, and worked with a peer team to solve a community issue.

JA locations across the globe also use social media to promote GE's annual Global Month of Service (November) and encourage local volunteers to use and incorporate the GE Volunteer Module, a training manual that simplifies the GE volunteer experience. The GE Volunteer Module helps volunteers articulate GE's role in the industrial internet and understand the importance of preparing students for 21st-century STEM careers.

Paycor volunteers taught 6 classes in grades 1 and 3 on May 18 and 19 . Over 100 students had JA programs! 

68 High school students from Goshen High school participated in the JA Teen Leadership program on May 11th 2016. They collectively taught 26 Kindergarten thru second grade classes at Marr Cook Elementary school. As you can see from the video it was a great success!

Special thanks to Mark Slagle, Andrea Connor & Marilyn Meyer from Goshen High school, Principal Troy Smith and the teachers from Marr Cook Elementary and all the wonderful High school volunteers. 

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On April 27th AT&T employees shared valuable information on careers, workforce readiness and their own life experiences with 25 sophomores and Juniors from Goshen High school in an effort to address the  high school drop-out crisis and maximize student potential.


Many thanks to the generous AT&T volunteers and teachers who were able to make this day a success!

Great AT&T/JA Job Shadow Day with Ponitz Career Tech Center Students and incredible AT&T staff! Thanks for sharing your experience and passion with this great group of students!

Kudos to Mark Romito of AT&T for organizing a successful day! Thank you to Wright State University for hosting!   Click here for more pictures.

Park National Bank taught the JA More than money program to ~106 students received on 4-13-16 at Batavia Elementary school.


On March 18, 50 students attended the JA Innovation Day at GE. Students received a short presentation about GE and its products, then moved through three learning stations working in small teams learning to solve real problems. The students enjoyed this rewarding experience!

"It's so great that our students get this chance to come and see what engineers actually do at GE. When I was a student, my ideas about engineering were so far off. I thought of it as dry, lonely work. Having seen what folks do here, now I know this couldn't be further from the truth." -Phillip Roebuck, Aiken HS Teacher

On January 29, 12 volunteers from Western & Southern and its affiliates taught the ‪#‎JA‬ Career Success program to 125 students at Shroder High School!

The ‪#‎TacoBell‬ Foundation for Teens provided lunch and sponsored the program. The Greater Cincinnati Area is one of 13 communities to receive Taco Bell for Teens Foundation's generous grant to implement career focused education among area schools.

Thank you to all who participated!

Thank you, Fidelity Investments, for a grant of $10,000 to funding the future delivery of JA Finance Park Virtual.  Program will begin in in the Fall of 2016. 

AT&T employees teamed up with students from Dunbar High School (Dayton) on December 9 and Goshen High School (Cincinnati) on December 10 to share life and career skills in an effort to address the high school dropout crisis and maximize student potential. 30 students from Goshen and 19 students from Dunbar benefited from this program. AT&T will host an estimated 30 students from Newport High School (KY) on December 16.

Pictured are juniors from Goshen learning about career possibilities with AT&T.

On November 23rd   , 37 high school students from Withrow High school participated in the first annual "Teen leadership Day of Difference" . These volunteers taught JA in 15 classrooms (The whole school) which positively impacted 339 elementary school students!

These Withrow high students previously participated in a special JA entrepreneurial project called " A Business for Good". As a follow-up of this experience, we have set them up to teach JA to share some of the things they learned about business and entrepreneurship today at the elementary school.  Here is a video about their experience:  

John Weil presenting Dave Ertel with the Junior Achievement National Bronze Leadership Award.


Park National Bank  taught 5 fourth grade JA IN A DAY classes at Meadowview elementary. Everyone had a wonderful time. 

Park National Bank volunteers taught 75 fourth grade students "JA More Than Money" at Williamsburg Elementary school on 10-21-15.


The Hartford Grant called "Communities with Hart" sponsored 3 of Anthony Bacigalupo's classes (84 Students) for the JA Company Program at Covington Catholic High school. The Grant allowed the students to learn about economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, workforce readiness and teamwork. The student quote below says it all!

Grant Woodcock Student at Covington Catholic, "we recently completed our Junior Achievement Company program in which we made T-Shirts for our basketball team's regional championship. We learned how to allocate responsibilities and how to work as a team to earn over a 300% return on our investment. Mr. Bacigalupo and Mr. Frye were both outstanding leaders and gave us their help and experience to ensure our project was successful. We all played our parts in producing, selling, and organizing. This experience has opened our eyes to the business world and helped get us ready for real life tasks. Thank you to Junior Achievement and its volunteers for helping make our venture worthwhile".

An EY Grant sponsored and provided volunteers for the JA Company program this spring at Mother of Mercy High School.

EY volunteers Cody D. Hamm and Lindsey M. Custer worked with 45 students in TJ Everett's 2 classes to help students learn about economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, workforce readiness and teamwork. The student quote below says it all! 

Emma Bley -"Junior Achievement has helped to advance my personal business skills and my capability to be successful within the business world.  Through the exercises, activities, visuals, and videos within Junior Achievement, I now realize how possible it is for me to become a successful member of the business world and potentially even a female entrepreneur." 

4 classes (104 students) experienced the "JA More than money" Program with Heritage Bank volunteers at Walton Verona Elementary in Kentucky on  March 26th. The teachers, volunteers and students all had a wonderful fun filled day!

Volunteers were: Bobbie Pieper, Paula Stamper, Jo Dyer & Dana Bell