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 Greater Kansas City 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 a 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.Volunteers, begin here
Schools and Parents
Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.Schools and Parents, begin here
JA of Greater Kansas City Spotlight
Volunteer with Junior Achievement
Inspire the next generation of Kansas City leaders, thinkers, and doers as a Junior Achievement volunteer! Share your experiences and encourage young people to pursue their dreams. Both in-person and virtual volunteering opportunities are available year round!View Volunteer Opportunities
When kids become JA BizTown citizens, they get to practice adult responsibilities like earning a paycheck and making purchasing, savings, and charitable decisions. Children learn how their individual actions contribute to a thriving, interconnected community.Learn about
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Inside the walls of Manual Career Tech Center on the eastern edge of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, nine high schoolers sit with their heads down around a large square table. Looking over their shoulders, you can see them furiously twisting small fuzzy wires into seemingly abstract shapes. The room is silent, save for occasional noises of exasperation as the young adults struggle to form their materials into their desired shape.Read Blog
Happy New Year! Here is What Lies Ahead for Junior Achievement in 2022...
Happy New Year! A year of renewed energy and potential. I can honestly say I’ve never been more excited for the journeys young people will begin in 2022, powered by their Junior Achievement experiences.Read Blog