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Give JA Kid Aaliyah the Gift of Hope

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Imagine being a kid right now…in 2020.  What’s going through your mind? What should be a season of exciting new classes, sports and clubs, and fun gatherings with friends has been upended by COVID-19. No one is immune to the impact of the pandemic, but for young Aaliyah this school year has been especially...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT YOUTH LEARNING LAB: Bringing KC Kids Crucial Real-World Learning in 2021

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Good for our kids, good for our city. Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City has announced a new hands-on initiative that connects local students with mentors and curriculum to show them what’s personally possible, thus modeling what it means to have a positive impact on our local society. Launching in 2021, the JAKC Youth Learning Lab presented by the Mallouk Family Foundation is the next step...

CARES Act Guide to Giving for JA Champions

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

On March 27, the CARES Act became law to provide relief and support during the COVID-19 Pandemic. But did you know the CARES Act could impact your charitable giving? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits the CARES Act provides you when you donate to Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City in...

“Sometimes the smallest choices can make the biggest impact."

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

One experience can ignite a long-lasting relationship that ripples across a community. Junior Achievement seeks to be a catalyst for experiences which change the trajectory of kids’ futures. But we have found the impact isn’t limited to students. Surprisingly often, the JA volunteer leaves just as changed as the students they inspired. Such is the case for Dr. Hilary...

Giving Thanks for JA Champions This Month and Every Month

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

Our community has faced numerous struggles, losses, and setbacks in 2020. A divisive election season, struggles to understand and address systematic inequality, a myriad of environmental disasters, and the ravages of a worldwide pandemic have taken their toll on the economy, on relationships with loved ones, coworkers, and friends, and on the next generation’s hopes for...

JA Champions Promote Economic Empowerment Through Education.

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

During elections, you have the right and responsibility to weigh in on the direction of our country. It is a powerful opportunity to make your voice heard. While the season leading up to the national elections can...

"What does Junior Achievement mean? Little people doing big things!"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Darren Cacy and Dan Anders have a long history of teamwork at IBM. Twenty-four years to be...

JA Champions Provide Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

As I was reflecting this week, I tried to deal with the flurry of emotions that accompanied the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, and concluded I have probably been too hard on myself. My personality and perfectionism make it easy to get discouraged about not accomplishing all the tasks on my seemingly endless to-do...

It was a professional exposure you'd never get as a high schooler. Having the opportunity to ask questions at that age was huge.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Close your eyes and think back to September of 2012. Facebook had recently gone public in May. The London Summer Olympics concluded just weeks ago. The hit song “Gangnam Style” by South Korean singer Psy was on its way to the USA and would shortly top radio request lines and iPod playlists. In the halls of Mill Valley High School, Hawkeye Mitchell was learning the ropes of high school life as a...

JAKC is Graduating!

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City is on the...



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