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.

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

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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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View the details for JA BizTown Summer Camp

JA BizTown Summer Camp

  Where: JA BizTown
 When: Monday, June 28, 2021 9:00 AM


JA BizTown Summer Camp is an indoor, academic camp geared towards students entering grades 5-7. This camp is designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy and public speaking.
Two sessions to choose from!
• June 28-July 1 (9:00-3:00)
• July 12-July 15 (9:00-3:00)

Early bird price through 4/16 is $190
After 4/16 it is $220
$15 off when you register 2 people

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View the details for 27th Annual JA Golf Classic

27th Annual JA Golf Classic

  Where: Glen Oaks Country Club
 When: Monday, August 02, 2021 6:15 AM

This JA golf event is a fun-filled afternoon of networking where companies can bring employees for team building or host clients and prospects, while supporting community role models.

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