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.

Volunteers

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.

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Partners

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

Partners, 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 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 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 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 Volunteers

Volunteering for JA is personalized, easy and impactful.

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JA of Central Iowa Spotlight

JA Finance Park Spring Tours

JA Finance Park in Full Bloom!

JA Finance Park is changing how 7-9 graders understand personal finances.

Breeze through JACIA's newest experiential learning environment this May to see what we have in store for Fall!

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JA of Central Iowa

JA Digital Resources

Resilience is built into the DNA of JA students. As schools transition to online learning, Junior Achievement is providing free virtual resources for our partners, educators, volunteers, parents and youth. Why? So our students 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.

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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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View the details for 2021 JA Mini Golf

2021 JA Mini Golf

  Where: West Grand Golf
 When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:00 PM

Join JA of Central Iowa for an afternoon of mini golf, driving range games, raffle prizes, and food and drink, all while supporting Central Iowa youth.

ALL-NEW JA Mini Golf event, this is sure to sell out fast with its limited capacity!

In an effort to gather in the safest way possible, we have reformatted the popular
JA Bowl-a-Thon into an outdoor, mini golf event.
We are incredibly excited to share the day with you and your colleagues!

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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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