Wabash Valley | 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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Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley

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Since 1965 Junior Achievement has been making a difference in the lives of Wabash Valley youth. JA programs support 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.


Effective July 1, 2016, Wabash Valley schools and students will be served by Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. We welcome everyone who has been part of the successes in Wabash Valley. We are committed to serving the needs of the community and will be working to make the transition smooth. We appreciate all you have done to support Junior Achievement over the years. Our programs are the same and our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy is the same. For more information, please email Annette McClellan or call 636-575-1675.


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

Wabash Valley Mailing Address

Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley
701 Wabash Ave. Suite #810
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Contact Annette McClellan (amcclellan@jastl.org)
Cell: (636) 575-1675

Counties Served: 
Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland in Illinois.
Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo in Indiana.

Wabash Valley Volunteer Drive 2020

Serve as a JA volunteer and share your personal success story and professional experiences with students in your community. JA programs in the hands of JA volunteers set students on the path of understanding the connection between education and success in their lives and work.

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Special Events 

Hall Of Fame

When: TBD
Where: The Ohio Building – 672 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807 Times: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley will host the Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner to celebrate local educators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and volunteers. Click on the image for more information.
Table sponsorships are available for $500, Award Sponsorships are available for $1,000 and one Title Sponsorship is available for $3,000. To Find out more, please contact Annette McClellan amcclellan@jastl.org

JA Wabash Valley Partnership Opportunities

At Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley, and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, we identify the two most important resources to helping build Work Readiness, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship in our students.

Those Resources are Donation Dollars, and People to Volunteer. There are many ways to be involved with JA and to help us gain these key resources including:

  • Volunteer to teach a class or classes (Program, materials, and teachers provided by JA for your convenience!) Volunteer Now! Donate to JA in the Wabash Valley (Click Here for online donation form!) 
  • Attend a JA in the Wabash Valley event (Such as "Let's Get Real", Lanes for Literacy, JA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, etc.)
  • Join our Advisory Board!

Educator Resources

Interested in Having JA programs in your classroom? Feel Free to browse our curriculum guides and share them with your colleagues!

Elementary School Curriculum Guide
Middle School Curriculum Guide
High School Curriculum Guide

To Request a Class or Classes, please fill out the Class Request Form below, email Annette McClellan or (636) 575-1675.

Class Request Form: Download

Class Request Form: Online


JA in the Wabash Valley Advisory Executive Committee

Phillip Myers — Board Chair
Templeton Coal Company
Michael Woods — Vice Chair
Allstate Insurance
Pam Berry — Secretary
Woodforest Bank
 — Program Chair
 — Special Events Chair
 — Marketing Chair
Paula Dillon — Previous Board Chair
Ivy Tech College

JA Wabash Valley Board Members

Pam Berry
Woodforest Bank
Kevin Cauble
Terre Haute Chevrolet
Courtney Chipol
Small Business Development Center
Terri Conley
Terre Haute Savings Bank
Douglas Dillion
Vigo County School Corporation
Paula Dillion
Ivy Tech College
Marsha Dull
Indiana State University
Marc Evans
Frontier Communications
Abigail Floyd
Republic Services
Darla Hopper
Saint Mary of the Woods College
Cathy Hutchison
Staples Distribution Center
Anthony Karras
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Sarah Mahady
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Tradara McLaurine
Indiana State University-Career Center
Phillip Myers
Templeton Coal Company
Kim Norris
First Financial Bank
Al Ruckriegel
James Twitchell
ONI Rick Partners
Miriam Warrick
Old National Bank
Michael Woods
  • "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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