….in the boundless potential of young people
….in relevant and experiential learning
….in the power of partnership
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OUR MISSION is to empower Central Iowa youth with an entrepreneurial mindset, financial capability and foundation for career success so that they can create a bright and fulfilling future. View our "mission metric," the Youth Empowerment Index (Coming Soon!)
WE CONNECT business and school communities through our volunteer network to deliver relevant, inspiring and standard-aligned educational experiences for K-12th grade students.
OUR PARTNERS invest in our work because they see Junior Achievement youth as the talent pipeline that will advance companies, communities and the economy. Donate, Invest in our Mission
JA ALUMNI are more likely to start businesses and have higher levels of educational attainment, household income and career satisfaction.
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Junior Achievement Facts
What Is Junior Achievement?
A Brief History
JA of Central Iowa Team
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Our staff is committed to making your experience working with us absolutely the best!
Our Board Members includes the finest business and individual leaders in our community.
More About Junior Achievement
Financials AND Annual Reports
We've consistently received high grades for accountability and transparency.
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Communitites We Serve
View the communities we reach with our programs.
Diversity Statement: Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in "empowering young people to own their economic success®" through volunteer-led, experiential learning. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"One of the best field experiences in my 13 years of teaching!"
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."