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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

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

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JA of Northern Indiana's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their 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 Northern 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 Northern Indiana!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

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

EDUCATOR

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

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

JA of Northern Indiana Spotlight

JA JobSpark

JA JobSpark

When: November 9 & 10, 2021
Where: J Kruse Education Center
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

JA JobSpark is a career and workforce ready initiative of Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. This program connects thousands of area students to businesses and organizations in northern Indiana to "spark" their interest in careers and get them excited for their future. JA JobSpark provides the opportunity for students to learn about the skills needed for careers as well as the education or training necessary to achieve their career goals. JA JobSpark is an opportunity for area businesses and organizations to help build their future workforce! 

JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup> and JA BizTown<sup>®</sup>

JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®

Innovative, bold, relevant. JA Finance Park and JA BizTown is all that, and more. It's a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

Volunteer Today!

Volunteer Today!

Are you interested in teaching valuable life lessons involving financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to student in your community? JA volunteers come from all walks of life, including business people, college students, parents, and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organzation. Sign up today!

JA Digital Career Book

JA Digital Career Book

The JA Digital Career Book is an online exploration resource that connects students to over 700 career paths in the 16 career clusters by highlighting local wages, work expectations, education and training requirements and costs, and regional employment opportunities by career. Discover more at the link below, and don't forget to click 'Set As my Area' to see localized information from our community. 

118,020
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2020-2021
5,286
CLASSES LOCALLY
2020-2021
1,231
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2020-2021

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  • "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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