Junior Achievement IN the Wabash Valley
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 Brett Taylor or call 812-232-6230.
Wabash Valley Mailing Address
Junior Achievement in the Wabash Valley
701 Wabash Ave. Suite #810
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Contact District Manager- Brett Taylor
Office: (812) 232-6230
Cell: (812) 230-8568
Financial Planning For Real Life – Formerly Let's Get Real
When: September 24th, and 25th, 2019
Where: Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 301 S 25th St, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Let's Get Real! is an interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to give young people the opportunity to explore career choices and make lifestyle and budget decisions similar to those which adults face on a daily basis. Geared toward eighth grade students, those participating assume they are a twenty-eight year old adult with no financial assistance from home. Participants proceed through several stations, including Housing, Taxes, Transportation, Childcare, Entertainment, etc.
Hall Of Fame
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 Brett Taylor at 812-230-8568, or BTaylor@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!
Meet the District Manager
Interested in Having JA programs in your classroom? Feel Free to browse our curriculum guides and share them with your colleagues!
To Request a Class or Classes, please fill out the Class Request Form below, email Brett Taylor or (636) 728-0708.
Wabash Valley Press Releases and Articles
Community Spotlight: Junior Achievement (WTHI-TV1,1/29/2019)
WTWO Coverage of Let's Get Real! (MyWabashValley.com, 9/19/2017)
Podcast Brett Taylor - Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley (WIQB Talk Radio, 1/1/2019)
JA in the Wabash Valley Advisory Executive Committee
JA Wabash Valley Board Members
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."