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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...

JA Resources for Students, Teachers, and Families

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

As Kansas City school districts continue to work out what safe learning looks like amid a pandemic, JAKC is ready to rise to the challenge and opportunity it gives our programs and volunteers to...

"The online programs are fabulous. I was amazed how many of my students did the activities this spring!"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

After guiding young minds for 47 years in Kansas City classrooms, Susan's final year before retirement was anything but normal. Using JAKC's online resources, she ensured her students stayed on track for a bright future despite the COVID-19...

Back to School with JAKC

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield
Community Involvement

Summer is nearing its end. In past years that means school supply shopping, preparing classrooms, and a sense of new beginnings with opportunity. However, for many this back to school season's uncertainty around COVID-19 is bringing feelings of anxiety. School districts, teachers, and parents around the country are working hard to ensure children can continue learning and...

"Junior Achievement sparked an entrepreneurial fire in Samaiyah!"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Samaiyah Crawford is a soon-to-be 8th grader at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School. She is looking forward to her last year as a middle schooler. Her priority? Like many students her age, enjoying time with her peers. While chatting with her back in April, she remarked, “I want to hang out with my friends as much as I can before high school. We’re probably going separate ways and...

"Sit next to someone you don't know... you will be glad you did!"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

At the virtual Future Women's Leadership Forum this past April Crystal Everett, Adriana Vivas, and Nickey Buzek guided attendees through strategies for making the most out of their careers. Read to learn more about their own journeys and what advice they have for young...



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