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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!

JA of Central Iowa Inspire Virtual Career Fair

JA of Central Iowa Inspire Virtual Career Fair

Happening Now!

When: Monday, January 03, 2022 - Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 AM CST

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.

2022 JA Stock Market Challenge

2022 JA Stock Market Challenge

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

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.

28th Annual JA Golf Classic

28th Annual JA Golf Classic

When: Monday, August 08, 2022
Where: Des Moines Golf and Country Club
Time: 6:15 AM CST

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.


These JA Events have already taken place, but they will be back! If you would like to learn more about them, please contact us!


2021 JA Bowl-a-Thon

When: Thursday, December 02, 2021 - Friday, December 03, 2021
Where: Air Lanes
Time: 4:00 PM CST

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!


JA BizTown Summer Camp

Where: JA BizTown


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


JA Inspiration Event

When: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Where: Simpson Barn
Time: 4:30 PM CST

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.


2021 JA Mini Golf

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

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!

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

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