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Junior Achievement of the Heartland
The JA of the Heartland staff would like to wish you a safe and healthy holiday season! Thank you for giving today’s students hope as they make the connection between education and their dreams.
A few hours of your time can make a lasting difference!
- Training and kit of materials provided
- Easy-to-follow speaking points and materials for hands-on activities
- Five to six classroom visits. Each visit is about 30-40 minutes
- Classroom visits scheduled by volunteers and educators in a way that works best for both
Contact our team to learn more!
Servicing Bureau (IL), Henderson (IL),
Henry (IL), La Salle (IL), Lee (IA), Lee (IL), Mercer (IL), Putnam (IL), Scott (IA),
Warren (IL), Washington (IA), and
Whiteside (IL) Counties
Join our team!
Are you passionate about helping young people succeed? This school year, more than 50,000 students will need your help throughout our region. Join our team and change a life forever!
Community Relations Director – Full-time
Capstone Coordinator – Part-time, Seasonal
Education Coordinator – Part-time, Seasonal
JA Office Volunteer for Education Team
Give the gift of hope!
As 2021 comes to a close, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Junior Achievement. Help young people in our community gain the knowledge and skills they need to have a brighter future.
Let’s get back to bowling!
February – March 2022
Find a location near you!
Grab some family members, friends, or coworkers and join us at a bowling alley near you. A fun day for all AND you get to support JA while doing it.
Drs David & Agnes Palmer
JA Titan Competition
Congratulations to our winning teams!
Palmer College of Chiropractic
The winners of the Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan Competition were Mediapolis High School! Each student from the winning team received $1,000 scholarship money for post-secondary education provided by Vickie Anne Palmer. Wilton High School and Southwestern High School took second and third place and will also receive scholarship dollars. Students worked in teams to make financial decisions about production, marketing, research and development, and corporate social responsibility in a phone industry.
JA BizTown is back!
Teen shoppers concerned about shortages
A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that most teens (55%) are concerned that global supply chain issues will result in shortages of gift items this holiday season. “For many teens, shopping for others during the holiday season is their first exposure to some of the economic realities, such as rising prices or shortages, that face their parents or caregivers,” said Dougal Nelson, Junior Achievement of the Heartland President & CEO. “In many ways, this can be a teachable moment.”
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