SW Missouri | 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 Southwest Missouri

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Junior Achievement in Southwest Missouri supports our Springfield schools and educators by providing valuable kindergarten through high school classroom resources that are well-tested, hands-on programs taught by caring community and business volunteers. 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 readiness. JA's programs are correlated to Missouri Show-Me 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

Drury University - Lay Hall
900 N. Benton
Springfield, MO  65802
District Manager: Rebecca Saunders
Phone: 417-873-6989
Email: rsaunders@jastl.org

Counties Served: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.

JA in SW MO annual Bowl-a-thon



What is the Bowl-A-Thon: Gather a team of 5, raise funds, and have a good time with your friends. Your team will celebrate your donations and fundraising efforts while competing for fun prizes. Your donations and fundraising efforts stay in Southwest Missouri to empower local young people.

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JA Southwest Missouri Advisory Board

Eric Braun
Account Manager
Andrew Carroll
Wealth Management Banker
US Bank
Steven Clark
Vice President
Sullivan Bank
Cyndi Crews
Community Client Manager
Thomas Klein
Principal and Co-Founder
Two Harbors Consulting
Thomas Lundberg
Esterly, Schneider & Associates, Inc.
Chase Marable
Commercial Risk Management Consultant
Connell Insurance
Julie McAninch
Banking Officer/Personal Banker
UMB Bank
Jennifer Russell
Communications Specialist
Great Southern Bank
Ben Stone
Chief Financial Officer
DeWitt & Associates, Inc.
Crystle Stranghoener
AVP, BSA Compliance Specialist
Old Missouri Bank
Delaney Yocom
Client Services Expert
Flood Media Group


JA Representatives SW Missouri

Rebecca Saunders
District Manager
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
Annette McClellan
Vice President of District Operations
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
Debbie Schaller
District Operations Administrative Assistant
Junior Achievement 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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