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A Message from Junior Achievement CEO , Jennifer Burk

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 educates young people in the areas of career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy, and inspires them to explore and create opportunities to believe in their potential and make good choices for their future.


Junior Achievement uniquely prepares young people to find and create a pathway to success. With our proven and comprehensive programs for K-12 students, we are the only organization in central Indiana that is exclusively focused on preparing youth to be financially literate and career-ready while also equipping them with the hope, confidence, and inspiration to change the trajectory of their lives. The programs we offer are essential to ensuring more students are prepared for their future and feel empowered to achieve their full potential.


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 24, 2022
Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre

JA JobSpark

JA JobSpark

When: 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Where: TBD

Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

When: November 4, 2022
Where: Indiana Roof Ballroom

JA BizTown Training

JA BizTown Training

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

  • "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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