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Junior Achievement in Southwestern Illinois 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 and business volunteers. JA in Southwestern Illinois provides programs in sixteen counties in the southwestern Illinois region.  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 the Illinois Learning Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

Contact Information

Illinois Mailing Address
132 N. Kansas Street #962
Edwardsville, IL  62025
District Manager: Carol A. Bouché
Phone: 800-342-7119 x220
Email: cbouche@jastl.org

Illinois Counties Served:  Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jackson, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington

JA Golf Tournament at Stonewolf

When: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Where: Stonewolf Golf Course in Fairview Heights, IL


Join Junior Achievement for a fantastic day of golfing, dining, and fun! With your sponsorship or foursome, you will be benefitting children in the Southwestern Illinois area. JA's entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness programs are provided to over 120 area schools at no cost to the schools. Your sponsorship will help JA reach over 20,000 children in SW Illinois this school year. For more information or to register, please email Annette McClellan or call (636) 757-1675.


Learn More

JA Southwestern Illinois Advisory Board

Chris Finnerty
SBA/Commercial Lender
Midwest Regional Bank
Dawnesha Johnson
Senior Specialist, External Affairs
Illinois American Water
Megan Rector
Assistant Vice President
Regions Bank
Randall (Randy) Smith
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville



JA Representatives SW Illinois

Annette McClellan
Vice President of Programs & District Operations
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
Carol A. Bouche
District Manager
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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