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JA In A Day Homeschool Edition 

When: Monday, March 29, 2021 
Where: Junior Achievement Headquarters - 550 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne IN 46825
Who: Homeschool students Pre-K (ages 4 and 5) through 12th grade 
Cost: Non-refundable fee of $5 per student, max fee $25 per family 
Registration Deadline: Sunday, March1, 2020 or until 200 students are enrolled. 
Volunteer Opportunities: We need your help to make sure this event is a big success! Please consider being a volunteer. JA provides all of the materials and training. JA volunteer training will be held on Wednesday, February 26th from 2:00-3:00 PM and Friday, February 28 from 12:30-2:00 PM. 

JA Remore Learning Programs: Home Based Edition 

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We are excited to offer remote learning JA programs to homeschool and remote learning students for the 2020-2021 school year! The remote learning JA programs offered here are an ALTERNATIVE to the 2021 JA In A Day "Homeschool Edition" event. For more information on JA In A Day "Homeschool Edition," please click here. 
The remote learning programs will be led by a parent with a recorded volunteer component, meaning the parent will be delivering the JA program at their own pace with the support of volunteer video recordings.
Student materials will be mailed by March 8th, 2021. You are free to begin the program as soon as your materials arrive. Parents will use digital materials, including a Volunteer Guide, to lead the program. Links to volunteer video recordings will be provided.
Cost: Non-refundable fee of $5 per student, max fee $25 per family for program materials and shipping
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021

JA BizTown® Homeschool Day

Business Preparation Session for Students: 
  • February 17, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Attend with a Homeschool Group 
JA BizTown Student Simulation Experience (required):
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Drinks, lunch (Pizza Hut), and popcorn provided 

Where: 550 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Junior Achievement Headquarters) 

JA Finance Park® Homeschool Day

JA Finance Park Student Simulation Experience (required): 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2021 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early for a brief adult volunteer training session. 
  • Lunch (Pizza Hut) and drinks included 

JA Young Entrepreneur Marketplace

When: Saturday, July 17, 2021 
Where: YLNI Famers Market - Downtown Fort Wayne
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
The JA Young  Entrepreneur  Marketplace is the ultimate chance for entrepreneurs  up to 21 years old to sell their products or services, in person, to the public. 
Registered entrepreneurs  will be provided a table and chairs during this one-day outdoor marketplace at the YLNI Farmers Market in downtown Fort Wayne. 
The YLNI Farmers market is directly behind the Fort Wayne History Center at the corner of Barr and Wayne Streets. 
If you have any questions, please email Karen Cooper or call at 260-484-2543.

JA Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp

When: Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25 
Where: 550 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM Daily 
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! 
Registration Fee - $150 
Please email Karen Cooper or call with any questions at 260-484-2543.
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