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Local Junior Achievement Chapter Celebrates Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of JA Worldwide

Local Junior Achievement Chapter Celebrates Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of JA Worldwide


We’re proud to announce that Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, a member of the global JA network, has been serving young people in Central Iowa for 67 years, equipping them with the skillset and mindset to create sustainable businesses, find meaningful employment, and build thriving communities.


Nominations may be received only from heads of state and certain elected officials, university professors in selected fields, past Nobel laureates, and a few other notable individuals. Although the identity of each nominee officially remains anonymous for 50 years, JA Worldwide received permission to share that JA was nominated by a distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs who was impressed by JA’s global reach, success in delivering economic empowerment to youth at scale, and their ability to find unity in diversity. For centuries, unemployment and poverty have led to political instability, violence, and war. By economically empowering youth on all continents, JA serves a conduit for peace.


Ryan Osborn, President of the JA of Central Iowa, responded to the news saying, “We are delighted to share in this recognition as a proud member of the global Junior Achievement mission and network. Peace is achieved when young people have economic opportunity, and we are honored that Junior Achievement has been recognized alongside other nominees that are striving for a more peaceful world.”




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. During the 2018-2019 school year, JA of Central Iowa served 19,835 students across 156 schools and 24 counties through their in-school programs, on-site simulations and, summer camp. Junior Achievement of Central Iowa is a 501(c)3 non-profit, for impact organization. For more information, visit



About JA Worldwide

As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide prepares young people for

employment and entrepreneurship. For over 100 years, JA has delivered hands-on,

experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

Each year, our network of over 590,000 volunteers and teachers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries. Visit



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