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JAKC SPIRIT WEEK: May 21-25
Kata Telegdi with a partnering Junior Achievement classroom
This week kicks off "JA Spirit Week" as Junior Achievement partners with seven Kansas City Public Schools to teach programs in 50+ classrooms. Every day this week, amazing volunteers like Kata will help students take the edge off of end of the year testing with fun ways to learn new things.
Students, teachers and volunteers are asked to wear JA colors, green and white, to help celebrate a week of financial education, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
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March 20, 2018- Take 5 to Care: This year's 401k race is a race like no other
Meredith Suarez, Director of Development & Marketing, went on KCTV5 to explain this year's 401k race.
February 7, 2018- More than 100 Local Teens to Receive Career Mentoring with Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City and AT&T
Programming gives students opportunity to shadow AT&T employees
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC) is bringing important financial literacy lessons to at-risk students in Kansas City as part of a contribution from AT&T, through its signature philanthropic initiative AT&T Aspire. Students from five area schools will be assigned an AT&T mentor through the JA Job Shadow™ program, which gives students a firsthand glimpse into a professional career.
JA Job Shadow™ begins in the classroom with three sessions to help students learn more about careers, including how to identify a career based on interests, steps in researching potential jobs and developing job-hunting skills like networking and interviewing. The students then will visit an AT&T office to shadow an employee for half a day to see first-hand how education translates to a satisfying and successful career.
January 20, 2018- First Future Women's Leadership Forum a Success!
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City partnered with Youth Entrepreneurs on to host the first-ever Future Women's Leadership Forum event held at CBIZ MHM, LLC on December 12th. Seventy-five female high school students were paired with 75 female business leaders for a day of mentoring, goal setting, and preparing for the future. Mastercard served as the presenting sponsor.
The day began with a panel discussion of dynamic female leaders – Denise Bade, Lockton; Madeline Romious, AT&T; Jennifer Tomlinson, Tradebot; Kathy Rhodes, CBIZ; and Selena Corpuz, Sporting KC. Rachel Merlo of Google Fiber served as the moderator.
After some one-on-one time with mentors and students, a dynamic group of female entrepreneurs headed up the breakout learning sessions. We were honored to have Jill Minton, founder of T. Loft; Yasmari Rodriquez, Manifest Your Success; Kia Bondurant, Bondurant Studios; and Christina Williams, Posh Restoration lead some great conversations about leadership, defining your own path to success, and setting big picture goals.
The program ended with a team-building activity led by Youth Entprepreneurs. Mentors and mentees had to collaborate, strategize, follow directions, and lead to build something entirely new for their team.
This workshop was so successful we've already had many people ask to be involved again. If you're interested in being a mentor or have students who would benefit from this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 10, 2018- Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Receives Generous Support from CliftonLarsonAllen
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC) has been awarded a generous grant from the CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Foundation to support programs in financial education, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in the Kansas City metro, Northwest Missouri, and St. Joseph areas. This award is the first for JAKC from the CLA Foundation whose mission is focused on connecting networks, advancing work readiness, and creating career opportunities. It is projected that this grant will reach over 24,000 students in grades K-12.
December 12, 2017- MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth Entrepreneurs and Junior Achievement Partner for First Annual Future Women's Leadership Forum
You're invited to attend the first-ever Future Women's Leadership Forum hosted by Youth Entrepreneurs ® (YE) and Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC), presented by Mastercard. The day will consist of mentorship of young women, a panel of featured speakers and a chance to show Kansas City-area young women what success looks like in today's workforce.
This inaugural event is offering something no one else in Kansas City is offering; a day dedicated to teaching young women about mentorship, career success, goal setting, and authenticity. The Future Women's Leadership Forum offers a window to the that mentor-mentee relationship for young women who may not otherwise have this opportunity. YE and JA students are paired with female community leaders to teach the value of a mentor-mentee relationship and remaining authentic to themselves and their relationships. YE and JAKC are proud to partner to serve Kansas City's young women with this exciting workshop.
Some of Kansas City's best female leaders will share their experiences during a one-hour panel discussion including: Denise Bade, Lockton; Madeline Romious, AT&T; Jennifer Tomlinson, Tradebot; Kathy Rhodes, CBIZ; and Selena Corpuz, Sporting KC. Moderating the panel is Rachel Merlo of Google Fiber.