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Junior Achievement

JA of Central Illinois

Junior Achievement of Central Illinois is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Central Illinois 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.

Schools and Parents, begin here


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

Partners, begin here

Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Spotlight

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Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

Learn about JA Alumni
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Junior Achievement Volunteer Needs

Through volunteer partnerships with organizations large and small, or individuals interested in sharing their experiences with youth in our community, JA learning experiences inspire and prepare young people for success in Central Illinois.

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Junior Achievement Volunteer Needs
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JA Finance Park® Virtual

Students are exposed to various concepts that they will see in real life, such as monthly expenses, insurance, loans, and most importantly, an introduction to the world of budgeting. With the help of local businesses, this curriculum and simulation for students serves as a reflection of our community.

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JA Finance Park® Virtual
View the details for Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame - 2023

Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame - 2023

  Where: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
 When: Thursday, March 09, 2023 4:30 PM

Laureate induction into the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have consistently demonstrated these qualities throughout their professional lives: Business Excellence, Visionary, Innovative Leadership, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Longstanding, Contemporary Accomplishments, Community, Involvement and High Moral and Ethical Principles.

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Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame - 2023
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