Junior Achievement

Elkhart, IN
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Mission

Nationally, JA has been in existence since 1919. Junior Achievement of Elkhart county was chartered in 1958 by a group of local businessmen with a vision for our local youth to learn more about the world of business through Junior Achievement programs. Today, our mission is the same--to teach students the value of free enterprise to improve the quality of their lives. However, JA programs could not have the profound impact they have on young people without the support of volunteers from the business community. These volunteers use their personal experiences and JA's curricula to show students how a community works, how to balance a checkbook or even what goes into running a business. The inclusion of these volunteers is what sets us apart from any other economic education organization. Our donors make all of this possible with their tax-deductable contributions. JA programs help to motivate students in new ways. JA of Elkhart County wants to ensure that every child in our county has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system. After all, these are our future citizens, tax-payers and leaders, not only for our county, but for the country.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Mrs. Karen Shackle

Main address

aka Junior Achievement of Elkhart County, Inc 530 E Lexington Ave

Elkhart, IN 46516

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EIN

35-1045080

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Junior Achievement helps kids dream and brings relevance to those dreams by providing the tools kids need to make those dreams come true. Thousands of Elkhart County students benefit from JA K-12 curricula. Utimately, JA would like to ensure that every child in our county is prepared to meet the challenges of a truly global economy. We have a sophisticated curricula that offers sequential and integrated economic and business programs for students in grades K-12. JA's Elementary program is a series of seven themes that helps kindergarten through 6th graders learn about the US economic system. JA's Middle grades programs are for studens in grades 7 through 9. Students examine how businesses operate in the US economic system and explore career interest and opportunities. JA's High school programs help students in grades 10-12 gain insight into the complexities and rewards of the US free enterprise system. JA students demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts-particularly those who participated in programs at consecutive grade levels. Volunteers, contributors and teachers all welcome JA because they know our programs enhance the classroom experience to help youth use information, apply basic skills, think critically and solve complex problems.

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Junior Achievement

Board of directors
as of 03/23/2006
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Hugh Ogren

Chris Pierce

Jeannie Radtke

Chris Bradford