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JA of Greater Kansas City EVENTS

At JA of Greater Kansas City, 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!

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
Where: National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Taking steps towards a stronger financial future for every kid

The first 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness™ - Kansas City was held in 2016 to raise funds for innovative experiential JA programming — because every child deserves to believe in themselves and have the tools to thrive. Junior Achievement's volunteer-driven programming equips students with the knowledge, skills, and capacity to be successful in today's economy. In its fouth year, the race brings JA Champions from across the metro region together to power possibility for the next generation of leaders! 

This family friendly 4.01 KM race around local landmark Liberty Memorial kicks at 8:30 am and is followed by a WellABration™ party on the lawn with food, drinks, and fun for kids and adults alike! Funds raised benefit Junior Achievement's youth financial education and workforce readiness programs in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Registration includes event t-shirt, race bag, breakfast, and post-race activities.


Future Women's Leadership Forum - Spring 2020

Future Women's Leadership Forum - Spring 2020

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Where: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
Time: 8 am - 3 pm

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020. 

More information on Mentor Sign-ups to come! 

Every young woman deserves to believe in herself — and to have the tools to do it. At FWLF, professional mentors are paired with high school women for a day of learning and personal growth. Mentors and mentees team up to navigate crucial life-lessons, explore career paths, and prepare for future economic success.

The day includes time for one-on-one mentorship, a panel discussion on career paths featuring established female professionals, breakout sessions with Kansas City leaders, a keynote lunch, and concludes with group reflection on takeaways from the day.

2019 JA Business Hall of Fame

2019 JA Business Hall of Fame

When: Friday, November 15, 2019
Where: The Gallery Event Space
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Since 2001, the annual Hall of Fame event celebrates the achievements of business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Kansas City. This year's laureates will join a group of prominent professionals, including Henry W. Bloch, Ewing Marion Kauffman, and Barnett and Shirley Helzberg, among many others.

2019 Laureates: Dr. Michelle Robin, Kevin Williams, Brittany Williams

2019 Innovator Award: blooom, Chris Costello

JA Centennial Award: CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Lisa Ginter

Keynote: Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City, MO

  • "Junior Achievement exposed me to different careers and opportunities and it was very inspirational."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Students in my classroom often say that one of their most memorable activities from the year is JA. They love it!"

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "Junior Achievement has shaped my dreams. They have prepared me for what's out there."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Every time I came back into the classroom the kids were always so excited about the activities and mentioned their favorite ones."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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