JA Is Really Newsworthy!

Our Blog

I’ve fallen in love with JA because it gives kids the skills to participate in their community.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Elizabeth Hughes has a unique perspective not many other Junior Achievement Champions can claim. She has experienced JA as a student, facilitated it as a volunteer, and welcomed it into her classroom as an educator. This rare triple-feat gives you an idea of the passion Elizabeth has for helping children...

A New Year and a New Board for Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

July marks the start of a new year at Junior Achievement and with that I am excited to welcome new and returning members to the Junior Achievement Board! The incredible leadership demonstrated by our board over the past year was key in helping Junior Achievement navigate 2020. Through every surprise, challenge, and success of the last twelve months, I have had the honor of working alongside a...

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Announces Inductees to the 2021 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement is honored to announce the 2021 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureates from three outstanding area companies. The honorees and their organizations will be recognized at the annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame reception on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the brand-new Junior Achievement Youth Learning Lab located in Kansas City,...

Junior Achievement Youth Learning Lab is Open For Business!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

WE DID IT – JA BizTown presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union and the JAKC Youth Learning Lab presented by the Mallouk Family Foundation are now officially open! JA kids have an entirely new avenue to explore their strengths and their potential…and it is all because...

The kids you're helping are the next generation of leaders.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

“I just finished my geometry work. Now I am ready for summer school. My birthday is in two weeks…I will be 16. Later this month I’m going to get a driving permit!” After a year where the unexpected has become the new normal, these words from Northeast High School student Bryce Stivers are refreshingly...

Junior Achievement BizTown: Bringing Partnership and Possibility to KCK

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

KANSAS CITY, KS (June 10, 2021) – Starting this summer, Kansas City kids will be able to practice “adulting” at JA BizTown presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union. The opening of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City’s long anticipated new facility is the culmination of a hands-on initiative that connects local students with mentors who model what it means to have a positive impact on their...

Junior Achievement is Graduating into a New Facility Summer 2021!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

Graduation season is upon us. Celebrations heralding the end of the academic year still look a little different in 2021. But whether schools, teachers, and families honor students in-person or remotely, commencement ceremonies hold an important place in the lives of young people. The JA kids you have inspired this year are embarking on the next step of their...

It’s important for kids to see community members involved in education.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Katie Dearing creates a thriving economy in her third-grade classroom with the help of Junior Achievement. The educator, and Junior Achievement alumni, has guided young minds at Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary in the Shawnee Mission school district for six...

JA Champions Provide Kids Hope For Their Future

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

Looking around Kansas City, it is easy to see that spring is finally here. Redbud trees are blooming, the grass is an especially vibrant shade of green, and the unpredictable Midwest weather is gifting us with a few gorgeous sunny days along with our normal April...

My students got to see a representation of reality and of Kansas City.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Joy Jackson, an eighth grade Communication Arts Teacher at Oakhill Day School, is bringing the Junior Achievement tradition from her childhood to her own students. The past year has been a test on Miss Joy’s ability to adapt as a teacher. She recalled what drew her to teaching in the first place,...



Page 1 of 8 (71 results)

1 2 3 4 5 >>

Press Releases

Our Press Releases JA USA® Press Releases


Thought Leadership Content

JA USA® Thought Leadership Content


 

Facebook

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

Donate Volunteer Request A Program

Any questions? Contact us!



We use cookies to provide you a personalized experience. How we do this is by analyzing user behavior on our site and sharing data with our advertising and analytics partners. You consent to our cookie policy if you continue to use this website.