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"The principles of sound money management must be taught early, and it’s only through partners like Junior Achievement that we’re able to instill those values in local youth."

 By Sarah Scheilz
Corporate Responsibility

Students across the Kansas City metro area will thrive as a result of a transformational $1 million gift from CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Over the past two decades, CommunityAmerica has delivered over 45,000 hours of learning and served as volunteers and mentors to more than 6,000...

"Our JA leaders taught us you're never too young to have dreams or set goals for yourself. They showed us if you aim high, you will get there!"

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

De'Onta and De'Na Newborn, JA Champions and Alums, have a bright future ahead of them. Their JA Mentors have helped them explore their potential and envision their futures. Now, the twin siblings are looking back on their time in Junior Achievement and reflecting on the impact it has had in their...

“I get just as much out of it as the kids do and I always leave in a good mood.”

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Long-time Junior Achievement supporter Dianne recently finished her 56th session as a classroom program leader. Wow! Read more about her passion for giving children the tools they need for life-long success and learn what keeps her coming back to JA classrooms year after...

"There is no more generous gift you can give someone than your time."

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

As a Kansas City non-profit consultant and Greater KC Chamber of Commerce 2020 Centurion, Katie believes strongly in the power of mentorship and positive role models. Learn how she is investing in the next generation through her work as a JA...

“Being here today helped me realize I’m passionate. If I keep myself motivated, I can do better.”

 By Erika O'Shea
Community Involvement

Emily was feeling unsure about her options for the future. The support and advice she received from her FWLF mentor empowered her to continue defining and working towards her...

"If you can give back a little bit of knowledge to help even one person make a difference in their life, you’ve had a greater impact than you could ever dream of."

 By Sarah Koci Scheilz
Community Involvement

Nearly two decades before becoming a Junior Achievement board member, Aladdin Ashkar was a JA student at Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS, and the President of Raider-Aid. “The premise of the Junior Achievement class was that we were going to create a business, from A to Z, and compete with other classes to see whose business could be the most successful,” Aladdin...

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