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Apply for a Kohl's Field Trip Grant

Your school can visit Junior Achievement with a grant from Kohl's!

Grants can be used for the 2017-2018 school year. Open to specific schools in predetermined Wisconsin counties. See Official Rules at Kohls.com/FieldTrip for full details. Registration opens February 13, 2017.

JA Celebrates Partnership with Educators Credit Union

On Thursday, June 2, staff and board members from Educators Credit Union celebrated their partnership with Junior Achievement during the official ribbon cutting of the Educators Credit Union Wellness shop in JA BizTown. During the ceremony, the mayor of JA BizTown also declared June 2, 2016, Educators Credit Union Day.

The partnership between Educators and Junior Achievement includes the storefront in JA BizTown, tablets and debit cards used by students in JA Finance Park, as well as teacher training and support of Junior Achievement in Racine County.

“Junior Achievement for many, many years has been working with our local schools to make sure that our young people can bridge what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world,” said Tim Greinert, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “Financial literacy couldn’t be a more important skill for our young people today.”

A big thank you to Educators Credit Union for their support of JA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee Public Schools and JA Continue Partnership

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is excited to announce that it has extended its partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and the Learning Journey program through 2021. As part of the MPS Learning Journey, all MPS 5th and 8th graders will be guaranteed programming at JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. The Learning Journey program is facilitated by the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to providing enhanced learning opportunities for MPS students.

Since the beginning of the MPS Learning Journey in 2012, more than 30,000 MPS students have had to opportunity to visit the JA Kohl's Education Center to learn about budgeting, savings, entrepreneurship, and more.

FOX6 Visits the JA Kohl's Education Center for Tax Day

On Friday, April 16, FOX6 visited the JA Kohl's Education Center for the JA Tax Day event. Students in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park learned how to prepare a 1040-EZ tax form, and then filed their taxes with the JA IRS.

Watch the segment from FOX6 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why It's Important to Vote, According to Fifth Graders

Students in JA BizTown tell us why it's important to vote! Get out and rock the vote, Wisconsin!

 

JA Wisconsin hosts UWO Alumni Event

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On Wednesday, March 30, JA Wisconsin was proud to host more than 40 UW Oshkosh alumni at the JA Kohl's Education Center. UWO Chancellor Dr. Andrew Leavitt and UWO Director of Athletics Darryl Sims provided updates on the University, state budget discussions, athletics accomplishments, and more. It was their first visit to JA KEC, and when they entered JA BizTown they had the same excited faces as the JA 5th graders do.

Todd Teske, President, Chairman & CEO of Briggs & Stratton, JA Wisconsin Board Member, and UW Oshkosh alumnus, spoke about how his experiences at UW Oshkosh shaped his life.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a wodnerful event!

A Look Inside the JA Kohl's Education Center

Every day in JA BizTown®, elementary school students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and ten other businesses, while learning about budgeting, taxes, entrepreneurship, and more. In JA Finance Park®, students create a budget and learn about personal finance. Watch the video below to see JA BizTown and JA Finance Park in action

Thanks to Kohl's Cares for producing this video and highlighting the importance of JA BizTown and JA Finance Park as a part of students' financial education.

 

Miss Black Wisconsin USA 2016 Volunteers in JA BizTown

On Friday, January 8, Brittani Alston, Miss Black Wisconsin USA 2016 volunteered in JA BizTown. The Miss Black USA Pageant celebrates scholastic achievement and believes that education is the key to lifelong success and empowerment. "Volunteering at JA BizTown was an awesome opportunity because the children had so much fun but also learned a ton of life lessons. Part of my platform as Miss Black Wisconsin USA 2016 is to promote entrepreneurship for students, and to help them realize their part in supporting the economy. Junior Achievement aligns with those goals perfectly and is making a huge impact in the lives of the students involved," said Brittani. Thanks to Brittani for volunteering her time to help empower Wisconsin's youth!

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