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JA in a Day

Junior Achievement of Idaho to run first JA in a Day sponsored by DIRECTV

We are excited to announce we have scheduled our very first JA in a Day. Galileo STEM Academy in Eagle will be the site of this innovative program.

JA in a Day is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach all of the lessons of Junior Achievement's six elementary school programs in an intensive and effective one-day effort. DIRECTV will be providing 56 volunteers for the day.

During the course of JA in a Day, students will learn about various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. For instance, students in the second grade will learn about "Our Community" and will have a chance to see how money moves through a community, creating jobs and generating tax proceeds that pay for schools, parks and streets. In fifth grade, students will study "Our Nation," where they will begin to learn about economic concepts such as opportunity cost and supply and demand.

JA of Idaho Awarded Giver's Gain Grant by BNI Foundation

Junior Achievement of Idaho has been awarded the prestigious Givers Gain Grant by the Business Networking International Foundation. The Grant is awarded to only a few organizations each year that seek funding to support educational programming for youth.  

BNI has a strategic alliance with JA and supports JA's work all over the world. "As my husband, Ivan, and I travel throughout the world to meet with our BNI members and Directors, we leave a Givers Gain Grant with JA. We have had this alliance with JA for about five years," said Beth Misner, co-founder, BNI.  "I felt moved by the scope of the work JA Idaho is doing and what the needs are, so I have donated TWO Givers Gain Grants totaling $2,000.

Misner presented the award to Julie O'Meara, JA of Idaho President, at the Women Ignite Idaho Conference held April 12th and 13th at CenturyLink Arena in Boise. "It's an honor to be recognized by such a well-known and respected international organization such as BNI," said O'Meara. "Their dedication to education aligns perfectly with our mission to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We will empower 13,000 students this school year, readying them with the skills needed to compete in today's global economy, and own their financial future, helping create a more prosperous community."

BNI is the world's largest business networking organization. BNI has 20 chapters in Idaho, helping businesses grow through networking for the last 18 years. "BNI is helping Idaho build better business people," stated Jeremy Miller, Executive Director, BNI-Idaho. "We aim to build relationships, not transactions. Our organization helps businesses of all sizes grow and connect globally." To locate the BNI chapter nearest you, please visit

Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success

JA impacted over 4.4 million U.S. students in more than 190,000 classrooms during 2012-2013.

Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 202,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.