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Junior Achievement of Central Iowa Launches Updated Logo and Branding


June 6, 2022


Tracy Zimmerman

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa


 Junior Achievement of Central Iowa Launches Updated Logo and Branding

 Update Reflects Organization’s Evolution from a Supplemental Youth Development Program in the 1980s to a Vital Education Partner Today

 (Des Moines, IA)Today, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa announced the launch of its updated logo and branding. It’s the first change to the Junior Achievement logo since 1986. The update reflects the organization’s evolution from a supplemental youth development program in the 1980s to a fully integrated K-12 education partner today. JA helps students connect what they learn in school to life outside the classroom, especially when it comes to managing money, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship.

“Junior Achievement has changed significantly over many years, and this update of our brand reflects that reality,” said Ryan Osborn, President of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa. “We’ve worked closely with our partners in education, business, and the community to ensure that we deliver proven, relevant, and inspiring impact to students. This process, which includes experiential learning and innovative technology, accelerated significantly over the course of the pandemic. The time just felt right to make this change to our brand to recognize what Junior Achievement has become.”

As stated by Dr. Lisa Remy, incoming Executive Director of School Administrators of Iowa, “Junior Achievement gives students the tools they need to prepare for their future and provide real world experiences that helps them achieve career and work success.  Junior Achievement empowers young people and promotes a more equitable tomorrow.”

For the 2021-2022 school year, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa has doubled their impact from the previous year serving over 20,000 students.

The brand update is also occurring globally, with JA operations in more than 100 countries worldwide beginning the process this year.

Since 1986, the Junior Achievement logo has consisted of a green triangle with three white or gold stairsteps in the triangle. The new logo, which resembles planes flying in formation or a flock of geese, borrows elements from the five previous JA logos. The new logo and branding, which utilizes dark blue, turquoise, yellow, and green color elements, represents how one leader in the community, working in tandem with Junior Achievement, can impact many lives. Ultimately, by working together, we can all rise above. Junior Achievement envisions “a world where young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.”


About Junior Achievement Of Central Iowa: 

Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Iowa’s mission is to empower students so that they can create a bright and fulfilling future. As K-12th grade experts in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and, career readiness programs, JA connects business and school communities through their volunteer network to deliver relevant, inspiring and, standard-aligned educational experiences. Annually, JA of Central Iowa serves over 20,000 students across their 52 county territory through their experiential learning centers, in-school programs, digital modules, competitions and camps. Junior Achievement of Central Iowa is a 501(c)3 non-profit, for impact organization. For more information, visit




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