JA in the News
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Nonprofit Spotlight: Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
Mike Davis explains Junior Achievement of Central Ohio's focus on elementary students by comparing the nonprofit's work to that of coaches and athletes.
Good coaches start identifying - and even recruiting - players long before they complete their rosters. It's a model corporate leaders also should embrace, sayd the president of the organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their ecenomic success. Introducing children to business concepts, job possibiities, and good financial habits should start early, he says.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Junior Achievement leader nutures future entrepreneurs
Mike Davis often asks people if, as children, they knew their job existed. The president of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio finds they usually say no.
That's why he and his team work to educate children about various jobs and see how their skills and interests can impact their future worl. The nonprofit introduces career possibilities and financial literacy through JA BizTown, a simulated town where students run business, write checks and elect a mayor.
Friday, January 6, 2017 - Wellington students creating business with peers from Siberia with the help of Junior Achievement and the Columbus International Program
The United State and Russa have had Cold War-like relations recently, but one wouldn't know it from the teenagers filling a conference room in Upper Arlington.
Ten Russian students and 19 upper-school students at The Wellington school are bonding this week, having met in person for the first time Wedsnesday. The ultimate goal is to start an actual international company that solves a problem for kids in both countires.
Monday, November 28, 2016 - Junior Achievement volunteer helps kids focus on life goals
That's the purpose of the JA Economics for Success lessons Shearer has taught at area schools for the past 18 months as a Junior Achievement volunteer.
"We want them to have hopes and dreams — but also, let's get real," said Shearer, 37, who lives in Delaware, Ohio. "We try to open their eyes that they can be anything — a physical therapist, for example. We talk about defining goals, positive choices and what are the consequences."
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Junior Achievement of Central Ohio Will Honor Two Local Business Leaders at the 2016 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame
Honoring the leaders of today, who inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
The Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame recognizes the incredible impact that leaders have on the lives of individuals, businesses, and the broader community. This year's honorees include Alex Fischer, CEO and President of the Columbus Partnership, and Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Monday, 2 November 2015 - Top leaders inducted into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame
Top leaders who have recently been inducted into the Central Ohio Business of Fame or won awards through Smart 50 and Smart Women share lessons about leadership.
January 21, 2015 - JA BizTown featured on WOSU's Broad & High.
November 3, 2014 - Junior Achievement of Central Ohio honors business leaders of today.
As business professionals seek knowledgeable workers who possess the critical thinking, problem-solving and collaborative skills they need, Junior Achievement of Central Ohio is teaching these attributes and more to over 20,000 students in Central Ohio and neighboring counties...
IGS Energy named Corporate Caring Award finalist by Columbus Business First for their partnership with Junior Achievement and "Power of Tomorrow" Community Challenge.
When students visit JA BizTown, they learn the inner workings of businesses. Some of their education is fueled by donations from IGS Energy, which in 2010 pledged to send 50 volunteers and donate...