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Why Work Needs Meaning - A Thought Leadership Blog

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth opportunities. According to a recent survey by Adobe, factors contributing to turnover include pandemic-related burnout, the repetitiveness of duties, poor work/life balance, and general job...

You might end up surprising yourself with what you are capable of.

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

More than a decade ago, first-grader Kat Riggs struggled with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: designing a poster about money. She laughed, “I remember being upset on the bathroom floor saying, ‘I don’t want to do this, and I don’t know what to do!’” Her teacher, Susan Robards, had introduced Kat and her Notre Dame de Sion classmates to Junior Achievement programs. After they finished their JA...

Junior Achievement kids are counting on us to support their success this school year and beyond.

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

This back-to-school season has a familiar air of uncertainty. This time last year, parents, teachers, and schools were redefining what education meant in the shadow of a pandemic. Together, we pivoted through remote learning, mask wearing, and helping kids understand learning was more important than ever before. Now, a year later, we are still navigating what feels like the same landscape and...

Nuvo360's Innovative Technology Empowers Junior Achievement Champions to See JA BizTown Anywhere!

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Nuvo360 graciously partnered with Junior Achievement to create a 3D virtual walkthrough for JA BizTown Presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Learn more about how Nuvo360 can bring your office, home, or facility alive with interactive 3D...

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...



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