Inspire and prepare young people to succeed
Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
How you can get started
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of an business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.
In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.Volunteers, begin here
Schools and Parents
Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.Schools and Parents, begin here
Online resources for Teachers and Parents
JA of Central Iowa is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.
JA Classroom Programs
Junior Achievement connects the classroom to the community through our award-winning programs and volunteer network to empower students in their economic future. Partnering with JA is personalized, easy and impactful.Learn More
JA BizTown® is an experiential learning laboratory for elementary and middle school students that combines 9 hours of curriculum delivered in 12 lessons prior to a 4 and 1/2 hour visit to JA BizTown®, a fully interactive, mock town that simulates the day-to-day functions of thriving communities.Learn More
JA Finance Park
This financial literacy laboratory exists to inspire and prepare youth to succeed. There is no question about it: Financial literacy and sound money management skills are essential to success.Learn More
JA of Central Iowa Spotlight
JA Finance Park
JA Finance Park® is all that, and more. This financial literacy laboratory exists to inspire and prepare youth to succeed. There is no question about it: Financial literacy and sound money management skills are essential to success. Today more than ever, young adults need a strong foundation for making intelligent, lifelong, personal financial decisions.
Calling All Educators!
Be sure to request a personal tour of the newly-renovated JA Finance Park space today!
JA Finance Park
2021 JA Bowl-a-ThonWhere: Air Lanes
When: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:00 PM
Thurs, December 2nd 4-6 PM
Fri, December 3rd 3-5 PM
The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon presents an opportunity for co-workers to build camaraderie and network with one another and other companies during a fun afternoon at the bowling lanes.
Your fun afternoon helps Junior Achievement STRIKE out financial illiteracy in our future leaders!
2021 JA Bowl-a-Thon
Norwalk Community School District- 2021 JA School District of the Year!
Norwalk is being recognized as one of the annual JA Inspiration Honorees Presented by Voya!Read Blog
JA Inspire- A Powerful Career Exploration Event
A powerful career exploration event! Free program for middle and high school students!Read Blog
Organizations Partnering With Us