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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...

Junior Achievement is Graduating into a New Facility Summer 2021!

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

Graduation season is upon us. Celebrations heralding the end of the academic year still look a little different in 2021. But whether schools, teachers, and families honor students in-person or remotely, commencement ceremonies hold an important place in the lives of young people. The JA kids you have inspired this year are embarking on the next step of their...

It’s important for kids to see community members involved in education.

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

Katie Dearing creates a thriving economy in her third-grade classroom with the help of Junior Achievement. The educator, and Junior Achievement alumni, has guided young minds at Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary in the Shawnee Mission school district for six...

JA Champions Provide Kids Hope For Their Future

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

Looking around Kansas City, it is easy to see that spring is finally here. Redbud trees are blooming, the grass is an especially vibrant shade of green, and the unpredictable Midwest weather is gifting us with a few gorgeous sunny days along with our normal April...

My students got to see a representation of reality and of Kansas City.

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

Joy Jackson, an eighth grade Communication Arts Teacher at Oakhill Day School, is bringing the Junior Achievement tradition from her childhood to her own students. The past year has been a test on Miss Joy’s ability to adapt as a teacher. She recalled what drew her to teaching in the first place,...

Celebrating Women's History Month

 By Megan Sturges Stanfield

Community Involvement

I have spent time in recent days reflecting on the women who came before me. The ones who took to the streets to secure the right to vote. The ones who persevered as the first female representative in their field. The ones who advocated for my right to open bank accounts, access credit, and have the same financial opportunities as...

"Give your time, your talent, or your finances. Whichever one you can, at whatever time you can. That is everybody's responsibility."

 By Erika O'Shea

Community Involvement

Mina Glenn, Project Manager at H&R Block, is a testament to the power of relationships and perseverance. She is determined to leverage her success to elevate the community around her. After graduating high school in Manhattan, Kansas, Mina dove straight into building a career following the footsteps of family...



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