Central Missouri | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis


2017 Hall of Fame Laureates

Junior Achievement in Central Missouri supports our area schools and educators by providing valuable kindergarten through high school classroom resources that are well-tested, hands-on programs taught by caring community members 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. Programs Advisory Board Special Events Support JA in Central Missouri.


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

Central Missouri Office Address:
2501A Bernadette Dr., Columbia, MO 65203


Annette McClellan

Missouri Counties Served:
Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Randolph, Saline, and St. Clair


JA Central Missouri Trivia Night

JA Trivia Night
When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: 6:00p-9:00p
Join us as we play some trivia and raise funds to support Junior Achievement programs in area schools. There will be prizes for the top teams, as well as attendance prizes, silent auction, and more. Decorate your table for a chance at a prize!

Learn More

Paul Land, Plaza Commercial Realty, donated a lead gift of $70,000 to Junior Achievement in Central Missouri.  "Paul has not only supported JA in Central Missouri financially, he is also a volunteer.  He takes his business success to local classrooms inspiring future entrepreneurs." said Annette McClellan, Vice President of Programs and District Operations. 

JA Central Missouri Advisory Board

Julie Arnett
VP Professional Development & Information Security/BCP
Central Bank of Boone County
Carla Blair-Gamblain
Loan Approval Consultant
Veterans United
Molly Delgado
Community Relations Specialist
Columbia Public Schools
Ellen Dent
Vice President Community Relations Officer
Callaway Bank
Dr. Tami Ensor
Assistant Professor
Westminster College
Aaron Emel
Cost Cutters & Supercuts of Missouri
Mark Gingrich
Special Services Associate
Williams Keepers LLC
Paul Land
Plaza Commercial Realty
Tonya Keith
Bank Operations Manager
Simmons Bank
Debbie LaRue
Director of Public Relations
The Callaway Bank
Jay MacClellan
Director of Public Relations and Corporate Training
Shelter Insurance
Nicole Pagoada
CPS Instructional Coach / Columbia College Liaison
Benton Elementary School Ridgeway Elementary School
Heather Stewart
Director of Development
Voluntary Action Center
Nancy Traylor
Director of Corporate Planning and Development
Ryan Wiedmeyer
Vice President, Commercial Banking
The Bank of Missouri
Scott Zepp
Equipment Manager
Emery Sapp & Sons

JA Central Missouri Ad Hoc Members

Michelle Baumstark
Community Relations Director
Columbia Public Schools
Brant Bukowsky
Veterans United
Dr. Brian Yearwood
Columbia Public Schools
Anne Williams
JobFinders Employment Services, Co.

Junior Achievement Representatives

Annette McClellan
Vice President of Programs and District Operations
Junior Achievement of Central Missouri
Deborah 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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