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JA of Northern Indiana EVENTS

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At JA of Northern Indiana, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time! 

Junior Achievement Business & Educator Leadership (BEL) Awards

Junior Achievement Business & Educator Leadership (BEL) Awards

When: September 27, 2022
Where: Grand Wayne Center
Time: TBD

The Junior Achievement Business & Educator Leadership Awards celebrates the outstanding partnership recognized through the Golden Achievement Awards (Educators) and the induction of two distinguished business leaders into the Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame. 

JA Wine & Beer Festival

JA Wine & Beer Festival

When: July 29, 2022
Where: Parkview Field
Time: GA 6PM - 9PM, VIP & Premium 5PM

The JA Wine & Beer Festival is one of Junior Achievement's largest fundraisers and all proceeds go to support programs that inspire and educate our young people in Northern Indiana to own their future economic success and turn their dreams into reality. It is also a really fun evening of music, comradery, and sampling of amazing local wines, beers, and spirts.

Play4JA

Play4JA

When: October 2021 - February 2022
Where: Crazy Pinz Entertainment Center
Time: Call to reserve a time

Get together a 4-5 person team and fundraise for JA to compete in our fun bowlathon! Top fundraisers and big scorers win prizes. Have some fun and make a difference to local kids.

JA Purse-Ology

JA Purse-Ology

When: October 6, 2022
Where: Junior Achievement | 550 E Wallen Road
Time: Cocktails & Tapas 6pm | Bingo & Raffles: 7pm

Join us for an upscale designer purse event to benefit Junior Achievement. The evening includes a fun night of games, raffles, food and drink. This event is a great networking opportunity. 

JA Cash Bingo

JA Cash Bingo

When: October 7, 2022
Where: Junior Achievement | 550 E Wallen Road
Time: Doors Open 5:30pm | Bingo 6:30pm

Junior Achievement Cash Bingo is JA's newest event! Bring your friends and co-workers out to a night of food trucks, raffles, cash bar and BINGO. You could WIN BIG in cash and prizes.

JA Golf Marathon

JA Golf Marathon

When: May 26, 2022
Where: Coyote Creek Golf Club
Time: ALL DAY

JA Golf Classic

JA Golf Classic

When: June 29, 2022
Where: Coyote Creek Golf Club
Time: 12:30 PM Shotgun Start

Join us on the beautiful links of Coyote Creek for 18 holes and contribute to improving the lives of the youth of our community and raising the quality of life of our community.  The day includes golf with cart, awards, and a socially-distant boxed lunch prior to play.

JA Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp

JA Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp

When: June 20-24, 2022
Where: JA BizTown - 550 E Wallen Road
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Campers will spend 5 days developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills through fun, interactive games, and activities plus engage with local entrepreneurs that will inspire them to someday make business ownership a reality!
 

JA Young Entrepreneur Marketplace

JA Young Entrepreneur Marketplace

When: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Where: YLNI Farmers Market, 302 E. Berry Street
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

The Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience! This one day outdoor event provides the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to gain experience operating a business. The young business owners display and sell their unique products to the local community. 

JA In A Day Homeschool Edition

JA In A Day Homeschool Edition

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Where: Indiana Tech - 1600 Washington Blvd.
Time: 8:00am

Available to students in Pre-K through 12th grades. Cost per student is $5/each up to 5 students, 5 or more students is a flat fee of $25. Registration coming soon.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for JAID Homeschool, please contact a member of the education team at (260) 484-2543. JA provides all the training and materials. 

 

JA BizTown Homeschool Day

JA BizTown Homeschool Day

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Where: JA Headquarters | JA BizTown
Time: 9am - 2pm

To complete the JA BizTown program, each student will need to complete the digital curriculum, attend the onsite simulation, and finish with a final follow up lesson. The digital lessons are self-guided but must be completed prior to the simulation visit. The digital curriculum materials for this program experience are included as a part of your enrollment fee. Access to all materials will be available within 2 business days after enrollment.

Please check back later for open enrollment.  

JA Finance Park Homeschool Day

JA Finance Park Homeschool Day

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Where: JA Headquarters | Lincoln Finance Park
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm

JA Finance Park helps area middle and high school students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to careers, income, expenses, savings, and credit.  The JA Finance Park program begins with a three-to-six-week classroom curriculum, which provides personal finance lessons and learning activities that align with state learning standards. Through these lessons, students learn about financial institutions, taxes and salaries, and budgeting. A supplemental JA Career Exploration Guide offers enhanced exploration of local educational and career opportunities. 

Check back for open enrollment.

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