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JA of Central Illinois EVENTS

At JA of Central Illinois, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame

Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Where: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Time: 5:30pm

In this prestigious event, Junior Achievement will be honoring influential, visionary leaders (individual or organizations) from the business community that have made a significant impact, created new opportunities, and elevated the educational landscape for youth in their communities in regards to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness.

JA Stock Market Challenge

JA Stock Market Challenge

When: April 25 & 26, 2018
Where: Bloomington & East Peoria
Time: 5-8 PM

Rise to the top in this thrilling competition for high school students and business professionals. The Stock Market Challenge is an exciting, fast-paced competition, which is centered on a software system that simulates a 60-day cycle of the stock market and its functions of buying, selling, analysis, and risk. 

JA Scares & Spares Bowl-a-thon

JA Scares & Spares Bowl-a-thon

When: October 25, 2018
Where: Landmark Lanes , Peoria, IL
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm and 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Have a scary good time and bowl for Junior Achievement! Companies and individuals can form teams of up to 6, collect pledges online for JA, and have a spooktacular time at JA's one of a kind bowling spectacular. Frightful fun is in store with bowling, food, and prizes. Sponsorships are also available at various levels.

Dollars Make Sense

Dollars Make Sense

When: April 1st - May 1st

A month long financial literacy campaign to help parents share financial literacy information with children. This event takes place throughout the month of April and includes tips, links, and games that teach how to stay money smart.

JA Titan Student Business Challenge

JA Titan Student Business Challenge

When: May 4, 2018
Where: Illinois Central College - East Peoria Campus

 Using the JA Titan online business simulation program, the Student Business Challenge places high school students in the CEO's seat and increases their understanding of the real world of business.  Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. 

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