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JA of Central Iowa Events

At JA of Central Iowa, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

February 2024

Thu
29

2024 JA of Central Iowa Stock Market Challenge

When: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Where: West48
Time: 9:00 AM CT

JA Stock Market Challenge
Thurs, February 29th, 2024

High School Challenge | 9 AM - 1 PM
Location: John Deere Financial: 6400 NW 86th St. | Johnston, IA 50131

Corporate Challenge | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: West48: 1601 48th St #100 | West Des Moines, IA 50266

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.

June 2024

Tue
18

JA BizTown In A Day

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Where: Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Time: 8:30 AM CT

NEW THIS SUMMER: JA BizTown in a Day presented by HomeServices Lending is geared towards students entering 5th – 8th grades.

PICK YOUR DAY:
JA BizTown in a Day options:

1. Tuesday, June 18th

2. Thursday, June 20th

3. Monday, June 24th

4. Wednesday, June 26th

July 2024

Mon
22

Where: Glen Oaks Country Club
Time: 7:30 AM CT

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.

PAST EVENTS

December 2023

Wed
6

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

When: Wednesday, December 06, 2023 - Friday, December 08, 2023
Where: Air Lanes
Time: 2:00 PM CT

The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon provides an opportunity for co-workers to build camaraderie and network with other companies! This fun afternoon helps Junior Achievement STRIKE out financial illiteracy in our future leaders!

October 2023

Mon
16

JA Inspire Career Fair

When: Monday, October 16, 2023 - Friday, December 15, 2023
Where: VIRTUAL
Time: 8:00 AM CT

The JA Inspire program is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, working to provide 7th through 12th grade students throughout Central Iowa with meaningful experiences as they begin considering their careers.

August 2023

Mon
14

Where: Des Moines Golf and Country Club
Time: 7:30 AM CT

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.

July 2023

Tue
11

Where: JA Central Iowa
Time: 9:00 AM CT

JA EntrepreneuHER Workshop Presented by Purpose Bank is a 1-day event focused on empowering high school aged girls by giving them the tools and confidence to pursue their dreams.

June 2023

Mon
19

Where: JA BizTown

Where: JA BizTown (6100 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50312)

JA BizTown Summer Camp presented by Home Services Lending 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.

Thu
15

Where: Principal Park
Time: 5:30 PM CT

We could not have had another successful year empowering students to create a bright future without the help of our volunteers, educators and partners who have been right there with us all year long. This event is for you!

March 2023

Thu
30

2023 JA of Central Iowa Stock Market Challenge

When: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Where: John Deere Financial
Time: 9:00 AM CT

JA Stock Market Challenge
Thurs, March 30, 2023

High School Challenge | 9 AM - 1 PM
Corporate Challenge | 5:15-8:00 PM
Location: John Deere Financial: 6400 NW 86th St. | Johnston, IA 50131

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.

January 2023

Mon
2

JA of Central Iowa Inspire Virtual Career Fair

When: Monday, January 02, 2023 - Thursday, June 15, 2023
Where: VIRTUAL
Time: 12:00 AM CT

The JA Inspire program is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, working to provide 7th through 12th grade students throughout Central Iowa with meaningful experiences as they begin considering their careers.

December 2022

Thu
8

2022 Bowling Event

When: Thursday, December 08, 2022 - Friday, December 09, 2022
Where: Air Lanes
Time: 4:00 PM CT

December 8th, 2022- 1-3 PM AND 4-6 PM
December 9th- 2-4 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.

Please contact Janelle Menz to get involved and for sponsorship opportunities!
janelle@jacentraliowa.org

Your fun afternoon helps Junior Achievement STRIKE out financial illiteracy in our future leaders!

June 2022

Mon
13

Where: JA BizTown

Where: JA BizTown (6100 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50312)

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.

June 2021

Where: Simpson Barn

The JA Inspiration Event is set to celebrate the JA of Central Iowa volunteers, educators, organizations and board members who believe in the boundless potential of young people, relevant & experiential learning and the power of partnership.

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

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