NE Missouri-WC Illinois | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Junior Achievement has a positive impact in lives and with our economy improving societal issues. We have a significant role today, with helping educators teach remotely. We are building and reaching even more students in low-income areas today in many school districts, which has long-term impact.

During the pandemic stay-home period, our team excelled with remote learning; helping educators with Google Classroom, and through MS Teams. We didn't slow down on our outreach, and this past school year, we reached over 154,000 students with over 1/3 engaged with remote learning. We feel great having a significant role today, and it's expanding in the upcoming school year.


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JA Northeast Missouri-West Central Illinois

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Junior Achievement in Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois supports schools and educators by providing valuable kindergarten through high school classroom resources. Our programs are taught by caring community and business volunteers. During the 2018-19 school year over 10,000 area students will have these programs in their classrooms! JA's programs focus on basic concepts of economics and show how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities foster lifelong learning and help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future. With a range of different programs, Junior Achievement teaches about concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work-place readiness. JA's programs are correlated to Missouri Show-Me Standards and Illinois Learning Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

For a complete downloadable list of Elementary School  Programs click here
For a complete downloadable list of Middle School Programs click here
For a complete downloadable list of High School Programs click here

Contact Information

1800 College Ave 
 Room 132
Quincy, IL 62301

Phone: 314-277-7749

Counties Served:
Adair, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clark, Daviess, Grundy,  Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan in Missouri

Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, and Schuyler in Illinois

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Taylor Rakers for volunteer opportunities by phone at 314-277-7749 or by email at       

Ja Saint Louis Trivia Night

2019 Trivia
When: TBD
Where: Quincy University Hall of Fame Room
1901 Oak St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Time: Doors open at 6pm with the event beginning at 7pm!


Join us for a great night of fun, trivia, and prizes! Gather your team of up to 8 members and dress up in your most outragous theme or costume. 

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JA Saint Louis Career Fair

JA Career Fair

Educators! JA of Greater St. Louis invites you and your students to the semi-annual JA Career Fair experience!!

Students in middle and high school have questions – our career representatives have the answers! JA of Greater St. Louis and area career representatives are partners with your students in the pursuit of career pathway direction and knowledge.

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Meet Our District Manager

2017 Hall of Fame Laureates
Taylor Rakers began serving as District Manager in 2019. Prior to that, he served on the Advisory Board for Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois. He is responsible for building the Junior Achievement brand in the district. Taylor will help set up your school, as well as find and train volunteers to make sure that your experience with JA is one to remember.
Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Economics
He is married to Lynn, and they have to 4 children: Jackson, Dominic, Lucas, and Hannah. When not serving his community Taylor loves to read, is active with his young family, and can talk sports all day.
Contact Taylor to get started.
Taylor Rakers
District Manager
Cell Phone: 314-277-7749

Meet Our VP of Programs and District Operations

2017 Hall of Fame Laureates

Annette McClellan began her career with JA in 2003 and has served in many roles, including, programs, development, public relations, IT, and office administration. McClellan currently oversees programs and district operations which spans over 49 counties in Missouri, 24 in Illinois, and 5 in Indiana.

McClellan graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.

To meet with Annette please use any of the contact methods below:

Annette McClellan

Phone: (636) 728-0707 ext. 240
Cell: (636) 575-1675

JA NE Missouri-WC Illinois Advisory Board

John Ryan Bareis
TigerHawk Technologies
Susan Berti
Palmyra Chamber of Commerce
Shawn Brown
Hannibal Public Schools
Samantha Dawson
Mercantile Bank
Sarah Distin
United Community Credit Union
Carlos Fernandez
Community Volunteer
Tara Hanson
Phibro Animal Health Corp
Lisa K. Hoffman
First Bankers Trust Company
Roger Leenerts
Leenerts Group
Chris Maune
Hannibal Regional Foundation
Curt Meany
United States Bank
Rick Nisbit
Manchester Tank and Equipment Company



Junior Achievement Representatives

Taylor Rakers
District Manager
JA in Northern Missouri and West-Central Illinois
Annette McClellan
Vice President of Programs and District Operations
JA of Greater St. Louis
Deborah Schaller
District Operations Administrative Assistant
JA of Greater St. Louis
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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