Leadership | Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

President's Message

Mike Davis

Mike Davis – President

"Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."


Junior Achievement of Central Ohio delivers proven educational programs, taught by passionate volunteers, supported by an engaged community and dedicated Board. It's a simple and effective combination and it's how we are empowering young people to own their future career success.


Reaching more than 30,000 students across Central Ohio, our mission to prepare young people for success in their career and in life has never been more important. In partnership with businesses, educators, volunteers and the community, Junior Achievement is uniquely positioned to help Central Ohio prepare our students for a 21st century global economy. Our experiential programming focuses on financial literacy, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and ultimately bridges education to the real world of work by teaching these important career and life skills: 

  • An understanding of personal and business finances
  • Cultivation of 21st century career skills
  • Development of an entrepreneurial way of thinking

I invite you to join us in our mission to inspire kids to dream big and reach their full potential. Please explore our site and contact us for current opportunities to make a difference in our community.



Mike Davis

  • "I can't think of a better gift for kids than to prepare them for success in the real world." - Aaron Bahe, Columbus City School Teacher

  • "I loved being the mayor of JA BizTown. I now have a good understanding of how busy business can be." - Gabbie Schneider, JA BizTown Student

  • "I loved my job as the CFO! It was so much fun. If I did this everyday it would be great!" - JA BizTown Student

  • "Kids are capable of more than we know. JA is a great way to demonstrate the real life skills they will all need." JA of Central Ohio Volunteer

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