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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.

Volunteers

In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

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Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

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Partners

Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

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EDUCATION THAT EMPOWERS

Imagine a generation of students empowered with competencies and confidence to create their desired future. JA learning experiences inspire future entrepreneurs, foster financial literacy, and provide a foundation for career success.

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.

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JA BizTown

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.

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JA Volunteers

Volunteering for JA is personalized, easy and impactful.

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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.

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JA of Central Iowa Spotlight

JA Finance Park front window

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!

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JA Finance Park
View the details for 2022 JA Stock Market Challenge

2022 JA Stock Market Challenge

  Where: Corporate event: JA of Central Iowa 5:15 PM----- HS Challenge: John Deere Financial 9:00 AM
 When: Thursday, February 24, 2022 9:00 AM

JA Stock Market Challenge
Thurs, February 24, 2022

High School Challenge | 9 AM - 1 PM
Corporate Challenge | 5:15-8:00 PM

The JA Stock Market Challenge is an exciting, fast-paced competition that provides high school students during the day, and corporate sponsors during the evening, the opportunity to participate in a day of simulated stock trading. Students participate in 60, one minute trading days where they learn to buy and sell stocks with analysis and risk.

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2022 JA Stock Market Challenge
Read the JA Inspire- A Powerful Career Exploration Event

JA Inspire- A Powerful Career Exploration Event

A powerful career exploration event! Free program for middle and high school students!

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Read the JA Connect

JA Connect

JA Connect | Learning Pathways

Discover the dos and don’ts of running a business
Work like a boss and kickstart your career
Take control of your financial future

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19835
Students Reached Locally
2018-2019
647
Classes Locally
2018-2019
2194
Volunteers Locally
2018-2019
156
Schools Reached Locally
2018-2019
270815
Contact Hours Locally
2018-2019

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Central Iowa.

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