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Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

JA of Greater Kansas City's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Why Junior Achievement?

JA mentors power possibility for students. After meeting adults with real-world experiences, kids realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. Students see they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Their potential is limitless. YOU or YOUR ORGANIZATION can join the movement to create change in your community. Need convincing? Just check out these stats:

> 1 in 3 JA Alumni credit Junior Achievement for influencing their career decision. 1 in 5 work in the same field as their JA volunteer.

> 70% of middle school students reported they STILL use the knowledge and skills acquired at JA BizTown.

> 93% of JA students receive a high school diploma or GED. JA Alumni are 67% more likely to have an advanced degree.

> 99% of JA volunteers would recommend JA to their colleagues and friends.
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Which Way to JA

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Greater Kansas City by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st Century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Greater Kansas City!

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Corporate Volunteer

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Individual Volunteer

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Greater Kansas City!

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Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Learn more about JA Programs

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Greater Kansas City school!

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JAKC Learning Link

Schools may be closed, but the learning doesn't have to stop! Sign up for the Learning Link Newsletter to receive a weekly activity guide and gain access previous at-home activities for kids K-12 here. Keep your students on track for a bright future!

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2020 Youth Learning Lab Campaign

YOU can inspire tomorrows with your generosity and voice during the Junior Achievement Youth Learning Lab Campaign. Starting Fall 2020, Kansas City students will define their futures and build foundations for success at the new JA Youth Learning Lab. Click to learn more and get involved!

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View the details for Play4JA Golf Tournament

Play4JA Golf Tournament

  Where: Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate
 When: Monday, September 14, 2020 8:00 AM

Join Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City and Blooom for a day at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate.

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View the details for 20th Anniversary Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

20th Anniversary Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

  Where: The Gallery Event Space
 When: Friday, November 06, 2020 11:00 AM

Join us at a celebratory luncheon to recognize the impact of five Kansas City business leaders as they are inducted as Laureates and one innovative organization who will receive the KC Innovator Award.

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City.

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