Impact Report

JA of Kentuckiana 2020 Impact Report


In March 2020, JA and the world entered a pandemic that caused schools throughout the region to close.  JA has quickly pivoted to virtual learning in order to continue serving students with our Five Programs for a Better Future:  Elementary classroom programs, JA BizTown, JA Finance Park, JA Inspire and High School classroom programs.

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana is committed to inspiring and preparing the next generation for success.  Whether schools in our community are holding classes in-person, remotely, or through some combination, Junior Achievement has the capability to continue inspiring tomorrows with our proven programs and with the support of volunteers and partners.  

Read on for more evidence of JA’s impact on Kentuckiana students.   

JA Alumni Found Her Career at JA BizTown

Twelve years after serving as a CPA at the JA BizTown Norton’s Children Medical Group storefront, Jade Brown’s career dream is about to become true.  There are no better words than Jade’s, as she tells her story.  

Click on “View Jade’s Story” to read about how JA BizTown helped her choose her career.

JA Inspire Virtual

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana’s mega career fair JA Inspire went virtual in its sixth year, the year where the pandemic forced many students to participate in school online. More than 12,000 8th and 9th grade students from the region registered for JA Inspire Virtual which kicked off on February 9, 2021. The student self-guided virtual experience was sponsored by American Student Assistance, Chase, Heaven Hill, Dow Chemical, UPS, Zoeller Co.,Waystar, and more than 70 other organizations and businesses.

Learn more by clicking on “JA Inspire Virtual”!

3DE to Launch at Academy@Shawnee and Valley High School in Fall 2021 

Equitable access to high quality education is the lever to economic mobility.

Teachers, administrators, JA and the 3DE national team are preparing for the 3DE by Junior Achievement launch that will involve the entire 9th grades at the Academy @ Shawnee and Valley High School. Within four years, all students at the schools will be enrolled in 3DE. Iroquois High School will begin their 3DE work in the fall of 2023 and one school, TBA, will launch in fall 2024.

Learn how 3DE Schools will make an impact in our region by clicking below.

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