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3DE Launches, Funded in Part by Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's Gift

 By Torey Berndt

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Kansas City is excited to announce the launch of 3DE by Junior Achievement, a new model of teaching and learning that develops skills and competencies needed for today’s workforce and economy while connecting core academic lessons to real...

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3DE by Junior Achievement is High School Re-Engineered

 By Jennifer Miller

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3DE breaks free from the traditional classroom structure to bring real-world connectivity into the everyday academic experience. Learn more at...

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Happy New Year! Here is What Lies Ahead for Junior Achievement in 2022...

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

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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...

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“I’ve learned how to market myself, even if I don’t have much experience."

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

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...

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2021 IN REVIEW - YOU helped Junior Achievement kids focus on what lies ahead!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

Where has 2021 flown? The grand opening of JA BizTown presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union and the Junior Achievement Youth Learning Lab presented by the Mallouk Family Foundation seems like only a few days ago. I blinked, and the goals we envisioned during the capital campaign were realized. We have come so...

"This is a necessity. It needs to be in EVERY urban school."

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

In August, Patrice Wright took a couple hours out of her day to tour the new Junior Achievement Youth Learning Lab presented by the Mallouk Family Foundation with her colleagues. Patrice, a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy (LATCA), didn’t know much about Junior Achievement before driving over that day. “It was my first experience – I was wowed!” The...

Reach out to a teacher, during this season of gratitude, and say thank you!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

November is a lively time for Junior Achievement. In the past month, the team has hustled to coordinate classroom sessions and JA BizTown, presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union, visits with schools before the holidays. Staff have gathered and shared impactful stories created by volunteers and donors this year in latest edition of the annual Gratitude Report. Last week, JA Champions came...

Reach out to a teacher, during this season of gratitude, and say thank you!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

November is a lively time for Junior Achievement. In the past month, the team has hustled to coordinate classroom sessions and visits to JA BizTown, presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union, with schools before the holidays. Staff have gathered and shared impactful stories created by volunteers and donors this year in latest edition of the annual Gratitude Report. Last week, JA Champions came...

"Kids really do look up to us. Even though it’s one day, you could potentially change the whole course of someone’s life."

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

Laura Jones recently raised her hand to open CommunityAmerica Credit Union’s newest branch. When she signed up for the job, she knew it might be a little different than normal. The reason? The new branch is located inside JA BizTown presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union! In the real world, Laura works as a regional market director for the organization, but in JA BizTown she volunteered to...

Your involvement in these children’s lives gives them the real-world connection they need now more than ever.

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

October heralds the official start of Autumn. It brings with it a few of my favorite things: crisp breezes, cozy sweaters, and warm tea. Last week, I added a new-found joy to this year’s fall favorites list: hearing the excited voices of students as they walk into JA BizTown, presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Last Friday, we hosted our very first group of 5th graders hailing from...



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