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Junior Achievement

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Kansas provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

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Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

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Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

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JA of Kansas Spotlight

View the details for Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023

  Where: Washburn University, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
 When: Thursday, February 02, 2023 12:00 PM

Join middle and high school students as they take their entrepreneurial ideas and submit them as a written business plan, 4 minute pitch and a table top trade show.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023
View the details for Topeka Business Hall of Fame 2023

Topeka Business Hall of Fame 2023

  Where: Hotel Topeka at City Center, Maner Conference Center
 When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 5:30 PM

Join us for the 21st annual Topeka Business Hall of Fame where we recognize and induct four individuals from the community.
Dan Foltz, KBS Constructors, Inc.; Marsha Sheahan, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce; DL Smith, DL Smith Electrical Construction; and Keith Warta, Bartlett & West

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Topeka Business Hall of Fame 2023
View the details for Lawrence Beach Ball Auction 2023

Lawrence Beach Ball Auction 2023

  Where: Miles Schnaer's Crown Automotive
 When: Friday, February 24, 2023 5:30 PM

The 2023 JA Beach Ball Auction will be held on Friday, February 24! The night will include our famous seahorse race, silent and live auction items, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and make sure you wear your best summer beachwear! Contact Debbie Harman at 785-841-8245 or email to become a sponsor or to donate auction items!

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Lawrence Beach Ball Auction 2023
View the details for Wichita Business Hall of Fame 2023

Wichita Business Hall of Fame 2023

  Where: B-29 Doc Hanger
 When: Wednesday, March 01, 2023 5:30 PM

The 28th annual Junior Achievement of Kansas Wichita Business Hall of Fame will take place Wednesday, March 1, 2023. This event annually honors members of the Wichita business community who have shown an ability to be successful not only in business, but in their commitment to the local community and state as a whole.

The Class of 2023 includes: Jill Hattan, Don Hattan Dealerships and Pink Saloon boutique; Todd Lair, Leading Technology Composites, Inc. (LTC); Larry D. Fleming,The LDF Companies; and Ron Draper, Textron Aviation.

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Wichita Business Hall of Fame 2023
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