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Tippecanoe County

Junior Achievement is empowering nearly 1,000 young people in Tippecanoe County to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education. By supporting JA programs, educators, volunteers, and community members are igniting the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in the global marketplace. 
To join us as a volunteer, make a donation, or get involved with events, please email Jennifer Edwards or call (765) 337-6514

JA of Northern Indiana- Tippecanoe County Events

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!

Greater Lafayette Euchre Championship

Greater Lafayette Euchre Championship

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Where: Junior Achievement Learning Center - 3001 S Creasy Lane
Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Enter your team to join the fun! All ages welcome! Doors open at 12:30, fun begis at 1. All participants must be able to fully understand and abide by the rules in order to participate. 

Junior Achievement Achieve-A-Bowl

Junior Achievement Achieve-A-Bowl

When: February 22, 2020
Where: Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl
Time: 8-10pm

In this prestigious event, Junior Achievement will be honoring influential, visionary leaders (individual or organizations) from the business community that has made a significant impact, created new opportunities and elevated the educational landscape for youth in their communities in regards to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness.

Junior Achievement Serving Greater Lafayette Golf Outing

Junior Achievement Serving Greater Lafayette Golf Outing

When: June 2020
Where: Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex-Kampen Course
Time: Registration- 11:30 a.m.

Junior Achievement Mud Run

Junior Achievement Mud Run

When: September 2020
Where: Franklin Cary Camp
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Junior Achievement Purse Bingo

Junior Achievement Purse Bingo

When: August 2020
Where: Junior Achievement Learning Center - 3001 S Creasy Lane
Time: Doors Open: 5:30PM Bingo: 6:30PM

Junior Achievement Facts

What Is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement has 109 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.


Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Mr. Richard A. Woods, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs (Retired) of Capital One, is chairman of the Junior Achievement USA board of directors. Jack E. Kosakowski is the president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement USA board members represent a wide range of businesses and academic institutions around the world. In addition, approximately 4,300 board members lead JA Area Offices around the United States. Lena Yarian is the President and CEO of JA of Northern Indiana. Michael Cahill, President of Ruoff Home Mortgage, is the Chair.

Proven Success

Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on Junior Achievement's effectiveness. Findings prove that Junior Achievement has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results.

Program Reach

Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 209,651classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 106 Area Offices in all 50 states. JA of Northern Indiana reaches approximately 142,207 students per year.

A Brief History

Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Its first program, JA Company Program®, was offered to high school students on an after-school basis. In 1975, the organization entered the classroom with the introduction of Project Business for the middle grades. Over the last 39 years, Junior Achievement has expanded its activities and broadened its scope to include in-school and after-school students.

Organization Overview

Junior Achievement USA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and provides strategic direction, leadership, and support to 109 JA Areas across the nation. Local volunteer boards of directors comprised of business, education, and civic leaders set the policy and direction for each local office. JA of Northern Indiana was founded in 1952.


Junior Achievement's 237,680 classroom volunteers come from all walks of life, including business people, college students, parents, and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization.

JA of Northern Indiana Executive Members: Tippecanoe County

Lucas Woody — President
Human Movement and Performance Prehabilitation, LLC
Ryan King — Vice President
Wabash National Corporation
Karen Marty — Treasurer
State Farm
Andy Rummel — Secretary
Horizon Bank

JA of Northern Indiana Board of Directors: Tippecanoe County

Amy Cruzeta — Member
Evonik Degussa Corporation
Rick Davis — Member
Q4 Advisors
Dr. Christy Fraley — Member
Tippecanoe School Corporation
Les Huddle — Member
Lafayette School Corporation
Amber Fields-Hatten — Member
Insurance Solutions From Amber

JA of Northern Indiana Board of Directors Emeritus: Tippecanoe County

Tom McCully
Jim Risk, III
E. Dana Smith
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