About Us

A Few Words

About Us

Junior Achievement of the Heartland educates more than 30,500 students in the communities such as Quad Cities, Dubuque, Muscatine, Burlington, Sauk Valley, Illinois Valley, and many more.

Junior Achievement is the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to youth, education and economic development.

Our Mission

Mission: To Inspire and Prepare Your People To Succeed in a Global Economy

Junior Achievement fosters the future success and economic health of young people and the communities in which they live. We do this by providing hands-on elementary and secondary programs focused on work-readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Through these programs and the support of businesses and individuals, JA reinforces the relevancy of schools’ curriculum and empowers young people to own their economic success.

Annual Report
Read our annual report to learn more about what we do and the community partners who support us.
Proven Results
JA students are significantly more likely than their peers to believe that they will graduate from high school and college.
JA Alumni
Did JA make a difference in your life? Our alumni are important to us and we want to reconnect with you!
If I Can, You Can
Do you want an active role in developing the next generation of leaders for our community?
Special Events
From bowling to golfing to our JA Hall of Fame, we host many different special events throughout the year.

JA Facts

Our volunteers and board members put in countless hours – through programs, schools and events across 24 counties. And while we measure success based on the personal growth of each of our students, sometimes it’s fun to put a little math behind it too!

I was first introduced to Junior Achievement in 8th grade in Colorado Springs.  I forever remembered that classroom experience so when I had the chance to volunteer, I took it.  Spring 2018 will be my 15th year presenting “JA Ourselves ” to Kindergartener’s in my community schools.  I am excited to be a part of the early teachings on economics and money concepts to students.

John Doe




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