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Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Quarterly Newsletter

New to the crew

Jill Iams
Community Relations Director
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Kelsey Bruce
Education Manager
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Thank you, volunteers!

We are wrapping up the spring semester and many of you volunteered for not only one, but multiple classes – thank you! Coming out of the pandemic, 2-in-5 students feel they are behind educationally. So, now more than ever, you are making a difference!

Upcoming Events

JA Day

A day to celebrate you!
April 7, 2022

That’s right, a day to celebrate your support for Junior Achievement. We want the world to know that you are passionate about helping students plan for their future. So join us! Show your spirit for JA’s mission and celebrate what you do to positively change the future.

Jim Victor Memorial JA Golf Classic

Tee off to Inspire Tomorrows
May 2, 2022
Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport

Join us on the links for 18 holes of golf to honor our dear friend, Jim Victor and support our local youth. Morning and afternoon shotguns, then join us for the 19th Hole Party following play.

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Program News

JA Connect Learning Pathways is Junior Achievement’s first self-guided student experience, featuring a flexible, modular repository of activities related to work and career readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Help students connect what they learn in school to their future with JA Connect, a website that provides self-guided activities and resources to help students manage money, start a business, explore careers, and get a good job.


April is Financial Literacy Month

After two uncertain and often stressful years, high school students are worried about their financial futures, prompting more than half (54%) of teens to say they feel unprepared to finance their futures according to new research from Junior Achievement and Citizens. The findings of the JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey indicate wide-ranging concern among teens regarding financial anxiety and the future, highlighting the need for additional resources to assist them in making financial decisions that impact them over the long term.

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