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Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their future success

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future










Junior Achievement of Central Indiana's mission is to empower young people to own their future success.  JA educates and inspires young people in the areas of career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy through hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for children in Preschool through High School.  JA's experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA sparks students to develop competitive skills and confidence.


Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Central Indiana by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Central Indiana!


By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Central Indiana!

Click here for Volunteer Opportunities


Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Central Indiana school!


Watch the Video

JA of Central Indiana Spotlight

Indy's Best and Brightest

Indy's Best and Brightest

When: March 11, 2020
Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indy's Best and Brightest was created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana  to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our community. Indy's Best & Brightest finalists serve as excellent role models to JA students and youth in our community. The event honors 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different industries.

JA JobSpark

JA JobSpark

Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds

JA JobSpark: Hands on. Minds opened. JA JobSpark is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. At the center of our work is a two-day event that will be massive, measured both in square feet and impact.

Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

When: November 21, 2019
Where: Hilbert Circle Theater, 45 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Time: Indiana Roof Ballroom

The Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors to honor outstanding men and women who epitomize success in the business world, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

JA BizTown Training

JA BizTown Training

Where: 7435 N. Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis IN. 46240

Volunteering at JA BizTown?  Click the button below for the JA BizTown volunteering training videos!

There are 3 total videos and training will take around 25 minutes.  If you have any issues with the training videos please email  scott@jaindy.org 


  • "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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