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"As kids get older they require more from you. Not only as an individual and as a teacher, but as a role model"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

The first week in May is National Teacher Appreciation Week. This story of impact ties into that theme perfectly. Read how Nickalas' experiences with Junior Achievement help reinvigorate his passion for teaching, leading him back to a career in the...

Five Kansas City Business Leaders to be Inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame in 2020

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 13, 2020) – Bruce Ianni, Co-founder and CEO of DDSports, and Davyeon Ross, Co-founder and President of DDSports; Christine Kemper, founder of Kemper & Company, LLC, and Sandy Kemper, founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of C2FO; and Peter Mallouk, President of Creative Planning, have been selected as the 2020 business leaders to be inducted into the Junior Achievement of...

JA Teens Survey: The Financial Impact of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

JA Teens Survey: The Financial Impact of...

"You can see the students transform during the day...the kids love it!”

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

For Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are highlighting the impressive commitment of John Grant, a volunteer of more than 17 years! Read to learn how he's built a unique bond with students and educators during his time in the...

Making Sense: Work in the Time of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A Guide to How COVID-19 Is Affecting Work and What Comes...

Making Sense: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Innovation
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

A Guide to How Entrepreneurs and Businesses Are Responding to...

Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

A Guide to How COVID-19 is Affecting People and the Economy and What It All...

"Mona learned she can start and run a business...it is completely second nature to her now.”

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

For Academie Lafayette student Mona Hurst, a summer JA experience kindled a flame for entrepreneurship. What she learned inspired her to launch a dog walking business and gave her the tools to define her...

“Volunteers are planting a seed that will grow every year."

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Jennie reflects on how volunteers and mentors in her own life inspired her to find her niche in the non-profit and educational sectors. Read her perspective on the key ingredient that JA volunteers bring to classrooms in Kansas City and how they guide older students to success after...

“I just love the program and I want to do my part to make sure it continues.”

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Dan's passion for empowering student success inspired him to start volunteering with Junior Achievement several years ago. Recently, he stepped up to be a JAKC board member. Hear how his career and life experiences have influenced his commitment to JA...



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