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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.

Boundless Possibility

aka JANI   |   Fort Wayne, IN   |  jani.org

Mission

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Notes from the nonprofit

If you are interested in volunteering with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, please contact us at (260) 484 2543 or submit a form on our website, jani.org.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Ms. Lena Yarian

Main address

550 E Wallen Rd

Fort Wayne, IN 46825 USA

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EIN

35-0922731

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

JA Ourselves

This program enables kindergarten students to learn about helping, working, earning, and saving. The students discover personal characteristics, including self-concept, taking responsibility, cooperating with others, making decisions, and setting personal goals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program teaches 1st grade students about needs, wants, workplace tools and skills, and interdependence. As they learn about jobs that provide for needs and wants, they discover how each person contributes to the well-being of the family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program helps 2nd graders explore the interdependent roles of workers in a community, the work they perform, and how communities thrive.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program exposes 3rd grade students to careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute to a city. They also learn about economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program introduces 4th grade students to the relationship between different resources as they explore regional businesses that produce goods and services for consumers. Students will learn about supply chain and problem solving by weighing risks and potential rewards. They learn about entrepreneurship and economic interdependence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program provides 5th grade students with practical information about business need for individuals who can meet the demands of the job market. The program focuses on careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) arena and students learn about the entrepreneurial thinking that meets the requirements of business and competition worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program connects historic and contemporary international business concepts and practices as students learn about international markets; cultural exchange; flow of information, human resources, and financial capital; and international law. They discover how international trade works and how it affects their daily lives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program enables students to learn about personal finance and their educational and career options. With a focus on their own skills, interests, and values, the students investigate choices and self-knowledge, decision-making, education and career options, budgeting, credit, and financial risk. They also apply their knowledge of personal finance as they build comprehension regarding needs versus wants that will result in sound money management, regardless of income.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program emphasizes entrepreneurship and the critical thinking and other skills needed. The students apply the knowledge and learn positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations and educational pursuits.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program provides practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school. They explore potential careers, discover how to plan and look for a job, and learn how to keep it.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program equips students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth industries.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program focuses on earning money, spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. Students will be able to recognize fundamental elements of their personal finances and apply these fundamental elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program capitalizes on technology through classroom activities and a tournament challenge that teach students about business and economics. As students manage a virtual business, they learn to make price, production, capital investment, marketing, and research and development decisions. During the activities, they build teamwork, critical thinking, and strategic development skills as they apply economic concepts and make decisions that result in consequences to a company’s bottom line.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program shares the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics with students. Students develop their economic thinking and knowledge using an interactive textbook and a coordinating study guide as they examine the structure and values of the US economic system and explore business operations. They also study the emerging global economy and gain the knowledge and skills they need to function as competent citizens.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Financials

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.
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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrew Brooks


Board co-chair

Andy Veenstra

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No