SE 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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Junior Achievement supports our Southeast Missouri 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

JA Southeast Missouri Address

2128 William St. #214
Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
District Manager: Becki Arends
Phone: (573) 275-5477

Counties Served: Bollinger, Butler,  Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, New Madrid, Madison, Mississippi, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, and Wayne.

Run/Walk/Bike a 4.01K for JA

When: May 31st, 2020
Where: You choose
The RunnersStayStrong virtual race program is helping charities all across North America host races on its virtual race platform so your supporters and you can walk, jog, or run to help us raise funds. You register online for the event. The donation for each registration is only $10 and JA in SEMO will receive the entire amount. You can also choose to purchase a souvenir package that includes a t-shirt, race bib, and wristband showing your support.
Even if you do not want to walk or run, you can still sign up and help support our mission here at Junior Achievement



Learn More

JA Southeast Missouri Advisory Board

Kathy Easley
Assistant Branch Manager
Montgomery Bank
Natallia Gray
Assistant Professor of Economics
Southeast Missouri State University
Nick Johnston
Southeast Missouri State University
Bridget Miller
Isle Casino - Cape Girardeau
Merideth Pobst
Director of Foundation/Communications
Jackson R-11 Schools
Leah Powers
Operations Manager
Catapult Creative House-SEMO
Jim Rudolph
First General Baptist Church
Michelle Sullivan
HR Manager
Isle of Capri Casino



Junior Achievement Representatives

Becki Arends
District Manager
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
Annette McClellan
Vice President of Programs and District Operations
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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